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Man held from Rajasthan for kidnapping, marrying minor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 25-year-old man was arrested from for allegedly kidnapping a minor and forcefully marrying her, police said Monday.

The accused was identified as Manjeet Singh, a resident of Sonipat in Haryana, they said, adding that he was carrying a reward of Rd 50,000.

In February 2018, the girl, a student of class XI, was allegedly kidnapped by Singh and a case under the POCSO Act, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act and the Juvenile Justice Act was registered at station, said of Police (crime)

During investigation, it was revealed that the accused was being helped by his family members, including his Naresh, the said.

Despite raids conducted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttrakhand, the girl and Singh could not be found.

On Saturday, police received information that Singh was present in Jhunjhunu, Subsequently, a trap was laid and the accused was apprehended from on Sunday at around 3 pm, while the girl was recovered from Najafgarh on Monday morning, Ranjan added.

During interrogation, Singh disclosed that he worked as a in Rohini area. He used to visit the girl's neighbourhood occasionally to meet his relatives, he said.

On February 14, 2018, he kidnapped her and later, he forcefully married her at Arya Samaj Mandir in Chandigarh, the said.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 00:05 IST