TAMIL NADU

Petition alleging child marriage dismissed

MADURAI: The Madras High Court Bench here on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition filed by the paternal uncle of a 13-year-old girl alleging that her parents planned to give her in marriage to a 36-year-old person on Wednesday.

Justice R.S. Ramanathan closed the case after recording submissions made by the girl’s father that there were no plans to give her in marriage and the petition had been filed with an intention to wreck vengeance following a domestic dispute.

The girl and her parents from Piraviyampatti in Usilampatti Taluk near here were present in the court on Tuesday as directed by the judge when the petition came up for admission on Monday. — Staff Reporter