Promising swift action against sexual predators, Ariyalur Collector TG Vinay instructed girl children in the district to contact the child helpline number 1098 or write an inland letter addressed to him so that he could direct officials to monitor the complaint and to punish the culprits.
The Collector also said that steps are being initiated to curb child marriages in the district. “Those who were rescued are undergoing rehabilitation,” he said. He also urged the girl students to inform about child marriages to the officials so that the minor brides could be rescued and be given be better lives. District Child Welfare Officer N Vasantha Kumar, DEO N P Selvaraj and others were present.