Channapatna: In connection with the underage marriage, Women and Child Development Department officials have registered a case against four persons including the mother of the girl, the groom, and the parents of the groom at Akkur police station of the taluk.
A case has been registered against Venkatesh, Dasegowda, Venkatalakshmamma, and Savitha.
On May 15, Venkatesh reportedly married a 16-year-old girl at the Gaddemahadeswara temple in Huchchaiyanadoddy village of the taluk. The district child helpline got the information about underage marriage being held.
Based on the information received, Channapatna Taluk Child Development Project Officer was directed to submit a report. On the instructions of the Child Rights Protection Unit, Women and Child Welfare Department officials and staff visited the village and conducted an inspection.
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On May 16, a notice was issued to both families to appear before the District Child Rights Protection Unit. However, as none appeared, an FIR was registered. Efforts are underway to trace the 4 accused, the police said.