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News Claim: A news is viral on every social platform where a 40 years old man can be seen getting married to a 10 years old orphan girl. The man is said to be Shivnath Chaturvedi and a girl named Anita. The text of the viral news is given below.
“Anita, a 10-year-old orphan girl is being married to Shivnath Chaturvedi. How cheap can be the moral values of Manuvadis (followers of ancient Brahmanical treatise called Manusmriti) be? Shame on the priest who carried out the marriage rituals and shame on the people who ate food at this wedding. This man should be in jail, marrying a minor is rape, don’t these brahmins know that?”
News Verification: According to the report, this news is not from India but it is from Pakistan. A 10-year-old girl showing in the picture has lost her father and because of poverty, her mother sold the girl to her 40-year-old cousin brother Tariq Mahmood. At the time of the wedding, the police reached the spot and stopped the child marriage. The incident took place in the Ram Kali area of Bahawalpur district in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
Verdict: The viral news claiming a 40-year-old man getting married to a minor girl is false.