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School staff prevents child marriage of 16-yr-old girl

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

The child marriage of a 16-year-old girl with a much older man was prevented in Sarai village here due to the timely intervention by the staff of her school and the members of district

The staff members of 'Satya Bharti School Bhatti Ke' successfully prevented the marriage of the girl who is studying in Class Vth, school officials said here today.

"The girl was being forced to marry someone much older than her. The teachers took support of members and made rigorous follow up to the case until they succeeded in convincing the parents to stop the marriage," they said.

The girl has joined back school and attending classes with other students for past four days.

"It was sad when she was not coming to school. Now we all are happy to have her back," a classmate said.

The girl's class teacher Inderjeet Kaur said she was happy that she will be able to continue her studies.

"I am happy to know that she would be able to complete her education and continue to study in the school," she said.

First Published: Tue, October 08 2013. 19:16 IST