Child Marriage Accused Arrested

  July 10, 2020 By: INSEC

Police have arrested Santosh Aryal (23) of Shahid Lakhan rural municipality-2 from Byas municipality-11 on 8 July 2020 in accusation of trying to marry a 14-year-old girl.

The police have arrested Aryal, his father, victim’s parents and the priest involved in the ceremony, informed DSP Yuvraj Timilsina of District Police Office.

A case has been filed against them on 9 July 2020. In a conversation with INSEC’s representative, the ward chairperson said that he was also informed about the incident.

According to Santosh Godar, chief of the Children and Social Welfare Department, the municipality still lacks awareness regarding child marriage.

Prakash Chandra Bhattarai