Mumbai: Man booked for rape of his minor wife

Police have registered a case of rape against a 28-year-old man for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl whom he married last year.

Police filed a case against 13 people, including the youth's kin and other family members, for abetting child marriage under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006. However, nobody is arrested yet.

Police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said the victim was a 17-year-old girl who got married to Sanjay Chavan last year. "Despite the fact that the girl was a minor she was married to Chavan and was taken to her in-laws house where the youth raped her, following which she became pregnant," Narkar said quoting the complaint of the girl.

The initial complaint was registered at Saki Naka police station and was later transferred to Manpada police station in Dombivli. Meanwhile, a police officer at Manpada police station said the case falls in jurisdiction of Tilak Nagar police station in Mumbai.

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