In the capital Jaipur, a 15-year-old girl was dealt with by her mother for two lakh rupees. She got married forcibly to a boy who was 12 years older than her. The husband also kept raping the minor for about one and a half years. When she became pregnant, she had an abortion. Distraught, the victim girl went to the police and filed a case under the POCSO Act, rape, and other sections. The police arrested her mother and husband.
Forcibly married against her wishes
According to the police, the girl resident of Jaipur lived with her mother. However, her parents have been living separately for many years. Most importantly the victim had given a complaint letter at Jyoti Nagar police station on September 8, 2021, stating that in 2019 he was 15 years old. She used to study in class 10th. However, her mother made a deal with a person for two lakh rupees. She was forcibly married against her wishes.
Forcibly had physical relation
The victim told the police that her husband is about 12 years older. After marriage, she forcibly had physical relations. Meanwhile, he abused her for about a year and a half. When She resisted, he started beating her. With the help of her father, she reached the police after being troubled by the constant harassment.
According to the police station in-charge Saroj, it has come to the fore in research that when the girl was a minor, she was married off. Even at such a young age, the husband forcibly made physical relations with her, which is considered rape.
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 came into force with effect from 14 November 2012. along with the Rules framed thereunder. However the POCSO Act, 2012 is a comprehensive law to provide for the protection of children from the offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography while safeguarding the interests of the child at every stage of the judicial process by incorporating child-friendly mechanisms for reporting, recording of evidence, investigation and speedy trial of offences through designated special courts.