India it is a country with varies culture and ritual with large population. Some of the Population are really very educated and etiquette and hence they follow there old rituals and beliefs, it include Child Marriage.
In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, A 35 Year Old elected representative of Gangrar Panchayat Samiti allegedly married with a 6 Year Old girl earlier this week, It was said by Chittorgarh district officers on Saturday. By the way Child marriage is a punishable offence and the he/she will have to face 2 year’s of imprisonment with 1 lakh Rs. of fine.
District Collector Ved Prakash and SP Chittorgarh Prasanna Kumar Khamesara said that we came to know about this incident recently and we have already taken the necessesory step, the first prima facie appears to be a case of child marriage after, when a picture of the wedding began circulating on WhatsApp on Friday .
“Ratan Jat, the Ward Panch of Gangrar Panchayat, had allegedly solemnised marriage with the 6-year-old girl secretly at Pandoli or Soniana village earlier this week,” Khamesara said, adding, both the families fled the area soon after the ceremony.
On Friday, a team of district officials from medical and health, Child Development Office led by Sub-Division Officer prepared a report on the basis of which an FIR would soon be filed with Gangarar police station against the accused Ward Panch and family of the minor girl as well, said the SP said. This case would be lodged under the provisions of Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 said by SP. District Collector Ved Prakash said he has already filled a notification in the local court on Monday to declare the Marriage Null and Void.
Gangarar SP also said since Jat is an elected representative of the Panchayat Samiti, So he would be traced soon.
We at TheBlogMania hope that the main culprits should caught as soon as possible and get punished for their crime.