A 20-year-old woman from Bengaluru in Karnataka allegedly married a 17-year-old boy she met through Facebook. After the matter came to fore, the police registered a case against the woman under the Child Marriage Act.
“They [boy’s relatives] have been booked as well under the Child Marriage Restraint Act and the couple is living separately, Chikkamagaluru SP Hakay Akshay Machhindra said,” the TOI report stated.
This comes days after a 23-year-old woman was arrested by the Gujarat Police for allegedly abducting and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy.
Police said the minor boy had gone missing from Anand on May 25. His family members sprang up in a search for him, and after failing to find him, they registered a police complaint. On the basis of the complaint, the police lodged a case of abduction against unidentified person/s and initiated an investigation.
A fortnight later, the minor boy was rescued from Surat. The police said the woman abducted the minor and took him to Surat under the pretext of marrying him. Inquiries revealed that after abducting the boy, she had sexually asaulted him.