Kundapur: Wedding of minor girl – Case against father, groom, brother-in-law

Silvester D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)

Kundapur, May 30: Shankernarayana police have registered a case against Santhosh Shetty, the father of a minor girl, Rajesh Shetty, her brother-in-law, and Bharath Shetty (37), the groom, in connection with the wedding of the minor girl.

The girl, who is 17 years and eight months old, was married to Bharath Shetty, a 37-year-old resident of Thombattu, at Lakshminarasimha Temple, Haladi Grama, at 8 pm on May 21. The girl's mother opposed the marriage and refused to admit her into the house afterward. Consequently, the groom took her to his residence in Thombattu.

Roopa, the assistant project officer of the Kundapur Infant Development Department, received a complaint regarding the minor's wedding. After conducting an investigation, Roopa lodged a police complaint at Shankernarayana police station. The police arrested all three accused men under the POCSO Act and remanded them to judicial custody.




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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Fri, May 31 2024

    Maybe the boy (shamless uncle groom) might be a rich person.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, May 31 2024

    My God .Boy is more than double of girls age.Why father dont look into this ?Is the girl completed any education ?Why hurry to marry off so soon?Girl shouldnt have agree to this?And temple head also agreed to this?Parents should look into this matter.Good education nowa days is A and O.(Alpha and Omega)to a girl.

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  • Af,,,, mangaluru

    Fri, May 31 2024

    All these punishment jail arrest are drama,after few days the culprits will come out from jail bu bail.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru.

    Thu, May 30 2024

    Poor Girl. Culprits should be punished. I say this here before anybody blames PM Modi and praises Immudi Dum Dum Siddaraya and others.

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Fri, May 31 2024

    The boy could have waited for another four months to legalise the formalities

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  • Ravi, Udyavara

    Fri, May 31 2024

    Bhadnu Maam, why do you care if any Tom, Dick, Harry comments... don't make them Hero.

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    Thu, May 30 2024

    Bharat Shetty's name is being heard everywhere . The world has progressed but some Indians are regressing by marrying off minor girls. Such people should face strict punishments.

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  • Ayesha, Thokottu

    Thu, May 30 2024

    Not a good idea marrying-off a minor gal to a aged man.

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