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Jharkhand BJP chief’s son marries 11-yr-old, complaint lodged

Sunday, Jul 3, 2016,11:40 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Ranchi | A complaint was lodged today against ruling BJP’s Jharkhand unit chief Tala Marandi and his son Munna after the latter reportedly married a 11-year-old girl. Following direction of Godda Deputy Commissioner Rahul Sinha, the complaint was also lodged against the girl’s father Bhagan Baski in the case related to Child Marriage Prohibition Act, an official release said.

Biarizor block development-cum-child marriage prohibition officer lodged the complaint with the Judicial Magistrate (First Class) in Godda following preliminary investigation that Munna married the minor girl on June 27 in Godda, the release said.

Munna Marandi was also accused of sexually exploiting another girl on alleged promise of marriage.