Police stop wedding of 11-year-old to 'goddess' in Pune's Baramati

Police stop wedding of 11-year-old to 'goddess' in Pune's Baramati

The police in Pune’s Baramati area intervened to stop a superstitious ritual in which an 11-year-old boy was being married to a local deity on Monday.

The incident took place in Gunawadi village of Baramati. The boy was being married to a local deity under a local tradition, Genmaal.

However, when members of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti got to know about the wedding, they informed the police.

The police and members of Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti talked to the parents of the boy and convinced them to stop the wedding.

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