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10-year-old married to her rapist in UP's Muzaffarnagar; given triple talaq

The incident came to light when a team from the state child care helpline visited her for counselling at a village under the district's Budhana police station on August 6.

Published: 22nd August 2020 04:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2020 04:33 PM   |  A+A-

Triple Talaq bill

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By PTI

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A 10-year-old girl was allegedly married to her rapist almost six months ago and then given triple talaq, a child care helpline representative said in UP's Muzaffarnagar on Sunday.

The helpline has handed over the case to police.

The incident came to light when a team from the helpline visited her for counselling at a village under the district's Budhana police station on August 6.

According to helpline in-charge Punam Sharma, the victim alleged that she was married to her sister's brother in-law on February 16.

The accused, a resident of Shamli district, left the girl to her parents' house on August 4 after which she approached the helpline, she said.

Budhana SHO K P Singh said they have started investigation into the allegations and have called the accused on Monday for further action.



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