B Anusha shines in cricket and rugby after getting rescued from child marriage last year

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B Anusha shines in cricket and rugby after getting rescued from child marriage last year

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SportsCafe Desk

02/07/2018

After being rescued from the child marriage last year, 16-year old B Anusha has shown her talent in both cricket and rugby at the national level. The Rachakonda police department had announced that they will act as her caretaker and provide her with financial help till she completes her academics.

Anusha was going to get married last year to a 26-year-old relative but she was saved by the Rachakonda Police department and a local NGO, Balala Hakkula Sangham. A year on from then, the class tenth student showcased a stellar performance in the inter-school under-19 cricket match held in Madhya Pradesh recently for which she was felicitated by the police department.

PTI quoted Mahesh M Bhagwat, the Rachakonda police commissioner saying, "Anusha showed an all-round performance in the inter-school under-19 cricket match held in Madhya Pradesh recently.”

“After excelling in the national-level cricket tournament, Anusha is now set to participate in the under-19 rugby tournament to be held at the L B Stadium in the next couple of days. The police department will play the role of a caretaker for Anusha. We will provide the required financial help till she completes her academics." 

He further requested the families to encourage girls and women to excel in life and stop discriminating against them.

“As per the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act-2006, the marriage of a girl under 18 years of age and a boy below the age of 21 is prohibited, and a punishment of up to two years of imprisonment and Rs 1 lakh fine is imposed on those found guilty,” he concluded

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