Married off at 6, teen moves court to annul marriage

Jodhpur, June 7: Married off at the tender age of 6, Pintudevi suffered for 12 years before finally moving court to dissolve the child marriage. The daughter of daily wager Sohanlal Bishnoi of Pithawas village here, she was married to a youth from Saran Nagar. After filing an appeal to annul the child marriage in the family court here on Wednesday, Pintudevi, now 18, told IANS: “I was married off when I was just 6. Since my in-laws were involved in criminal activities, I was scared. There are other reasons also why I do not want to go to my in-laws’ place.” Pintudevi’s in-laws threatened her and her family with social boycott if she went against the marriage. (IANS)