KSCF Foils Child Marriage in Purnia, Bihar

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

Payal (name changed), a 12-year-old girl, from the Baisi Panchayat in the Purnia district of Bihar was forced into child marriage. Her father complained that his daughter was forcefully married on 3rd October, 2021. This information was passed from the Panchayat head candidate Md. Sarik Mustafa to the KSCF Purnia team, who coordinated with the Child Line Coordinator Mr. Mayuresh Gaurav. Following this, an intervention task force was formed by the Baisi Child Line sub-center team and the child marriage was stopped. An FIR was lodged at the Baisi Police Station while the minor girl was shifted to the Purnia Nari Gunjan Home on 5th October and a COVID-19 test was conducted. The child will be presented before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).