By Santanu Ghosh
Balurghat, 8 September :Child marriage of two minors was prevented at Shyampur area of Binshira Gram Panchayat under Hili block in South Dinajpur today by the joint initiative of Block Administration, Hili Police, Legal volunteer of Dakshin Dinajpur District Legal Service Authority and SAG KP staff of Ujijean Society.
After receiving information from reliable sources, that a 17-year-old minor son Suman Das (name changed) of Radhanagar village of Balurghat police station area had brought a 15-year-old minor daughter of Shyampur area to his home under the name of marriage the administrative team reached the spot.
The minor husband ran away from the house and the minor daughter was hidden in a neighbour’s house by the guardians of the house. Later, the minor girl was rescued from a neighbour’s house by the initiative of the administrative team. Today’s joint campaign was attended by Srimant Dalui, Mass Education Officer of Hilli Block, Hilli Police Station Officer Mukul Mohant, SAG KP Coordinator Neehar Pal, PLV Arpita Das, Ujjivan Society Secretary Suraj Das.
Srimata Dolui, mass education officer of Hili block stressed on the importance of raising awareness among the teenagers from the school level.