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Youth arrested under Pocso Act for kidnapping & marrying minor

Police said that the 17-year-old girl living near Ambur and working at a private shoe company, did not return home after work on September 13 evening.

AMBUR: A 25-year-old youth, who abducted a minor and married her, was arrested by the Umarabad police on Friday night.

Police said that the 17-year-old girl living near Ambur and working at a private shoe company, did not return home after work on September 13 evening.

The distraught parents complained to the Umarabad police, who registered a case and started investigations.

Meanwhile, on Friday night, Johnson (25) son of Gnanadas of the same locality, arrived with the girl, and claimed that he had married her in Velankanni.

The police rushed to the spot and arrested him for kidnapping and marrying a minor. He was remanded to custody the same evening.

A case was registered under the Pocso Act.

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