Jalandhar: Tuition Teacher Marries Her Minor Student To Get Rid of 'Manglik Dosha'

Team Latestly
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Jalandhar, March 18: In a bid to ward off manglik dosha from her kundli (birth chart), a tuition teacher in Punjab's Jalandhar married a minor student of her. The incident took place in Basti Bawa Khel area. The 13-year-old boy's parents lodged a complaint against the teacher, but later withdrew it allegedly under pressure. Police, however, said the two parties reached a settlement and the complaint was withdrawn. Punjab: Girls Escape from Jalandhar Ashram, Allege Lack of Facilities.

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According to a report by India Today, the teacher told police said her parents were worried because a priest pointed manglik dosha or deficiency in her birth chart. The priest had suggested a symbolic marriage of her with a minor boy to get rid of dosha. Hence, the teacher told the boy's parents that he is required to stay at her home for a week for studies, according to the report. Punjab Police Officer Dragged On Car’s Bonnet by Rogue Motorist Violating COVID-19 Lockdown in Jalandhar; Watch Video.

During the "confinement", the teacher and her family members forcibly performed marriage rituals including a haldi-mehndi ceremony and suhagrat (wedding night). She was later declared a widow by breaking her bangles. The incident came to the light when the boy returned home and narrated the incident to the family.

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Speaking to India Today, Station House Officer of Basti Bawa Khel Police Station Gagandeep Singh Sekhon said the boy's parents had lodged a complaint but the same was withdrawn after a compromise between the two parties. It was reported that the accused teacher visited the police station to bury the matter and allegedly compelled the boy's parents to withdraw their complaint.