Crime & Justice

12-yr girl rescued from Chandigarh by Arunachal organizations

March 19, 2015 02:34 PM

ITANAGAR: A 12-year-old girl from Kurung Kumey district in Arunachal Pradesh, was rescued from Chandigarh with the help of Child Helpline, Itanagar and Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union Chandigarh, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) Yame Higio said today.

Higio said the girl, a victim of child marriage, was rescued on Sunday last.

The girl, married off to a 30 plus man hailing from Kurung Kumey district, is now in safe custody of the APSCW, she said.

The commission has expressed its gratitude to the Child Helpline Itanagar and Arunachal Pradesh Students Union Chandigarh and Chandigarh authorities for their help. Meanwhile, the APSCW condemned the gang rape of 72-year-old nun in Nadia district of West Bengal and urged its West Bengal counterparts for speedy investigation into the case.


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