Youth arrested while on way to get married

Puri: A youth was arrested by Astaranga Police in Puri district while he was on his way to get married based on a complaint lodged against him for maintaining physical relations with a minor girl on the pretext of marriage. The police arrested the youth along with his father, while he was on his way to marry another girl yesterday.

According to sources, the accused youth identified as Happy Kandi of Nankera village allegedly established physical relationship with the minor girl on the pretext of marriage. However, when the matter came to light, both the families reportedly agreed to get them married.

However, yesterday, Happy was reportedly on his way to marry another girl. Getting information about the youth’s marriage plans, the girl’s family informed the police following which the youth and his father were arrested, sources added.

“The youth had signed a legal document to marry my daughter after two years when she becomes a major. On Thursday, he tried to marry another girl and we got him arrested by the police,” said Phulana Kandi, mother of the minor girl.

Ranjan Mallick, IIC, Astaranga said “The accused youth Happy Kandi had a relationship with the minor daughter of one Shankar Kandi of the same village. He was on his way to marry another girl at a local temple. On receiving complaint, we registered a case and arrested the youth.”