Sunday, February 1, 2009

Marriage: girl seeks police help

From the Times of India:
"A 15-year-old Bhil tribal girl from Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh rebelled against her family's bid to marry her off by running away from home a day before her engagement, travelling three days to reach the district police chief's office and seek help.

SP Chanchal Sekhar sent for Amra Bhil, who on seeing Jhungru after three days, was so relieved that he promised he would not get her married till she was 18 years old and would permit her to carry on with her education. The police asked him to give that promise in writing and said he could be arrested if he faultered."

1 comment:

Ms. Lucy said...

Well, at least she got her say. Hopefully that will be respected.