The temples have been directed to verify age-related documents of both the bride and groom before allowing the wedding on their premises.
Karuvarakundu Inspector of Police Manoj Parayatta told TNIE that a case has been registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 in the incident.
The wedding took place a week ago and based on secret information, various other departments and the police jointly carried out the initial probe and thereafter, a case was lodged.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data of 2020, a total of 785 cases were registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.
In the debate, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal argued that registration of child marriages does not imply that they will be considered valid.
Four child marriages were stopped and the brides –minor girls aged between 15 and 17 years –were rescued in the district on Thursday.
The parents of the girl were taken to Nuzvid police station and were counselled in the presence of the village elders.
However, since it was a child marriage, child protection officials, along with police, rescued the girl and sent her to a protection home.
In Sundargarh district, child marriage scenario has improved significantly over the past 38 years. However, interior areas continue to report cases of the social evil.
The departments are Law, School and Mass Education, Higher Education, Skill Development and SC and ST Development.
The Rachakonda SHE Teams have apprehended 49 eve-teasers and prevented nine child marriages in the past eight weeks.
There has been an increase in the number of child marriages in rural areas of Kalaburagi district as compared to last year, which officials attribute to the Covid pandemic.
However, compared to the number of cases of child marriage prevented in the State, the number of cases filed under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act is low.
The girl was rescued after her father, who works in Bihar, got to know of her ordeal and sought the help of BJP leader Pramila Das.
However, despite efforts by the Women and Child Development department, seven marriages could not be stopped. Cases were registered in these illegal weddings.