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Odishatv Bureau

Rayagada: Timely intervention of Childline officials foiled a family's bid to marry off their minor daughter at Rekhaliguda village under Kalyansinghpur block in the district on Sunday.

However, no action has been taken against the families of both bride and groom as they have agreed to solemnise the wedding after the girl attains the right age limit.

According to report, one Niranjan Naik of Kupakhal village under Kasipur block in the district was betrothed to the minor girl of Rekhaliguda by his parents. After the engagement on Sunday, both the families were preparing for marriage today.

On a tip-off, the administrative officials reached the house of bride and verified age certificate. They foiled the marriage and persuaded the parents to get their daughter married after attainment of 18 years.

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