JUMLA, March 30 -- District Police Office, Jumla last week received a complaint about forceful child marriage. According to the district police chief, DSP Sitaram Rijal, this is the first ever such complaint the office has received. Though child marriage is not uncommon in this region, never before had anyone come over to the office to officially register a case.

In the complaint, it was said that Deepak Kami, a local of Chandannath Municipality- 10 had lured a girl from Tila Rural Municipality to marry him. Reportedly, both are underage, while the legal age in the country for marriage is 20.

Police followed the case and found that Kami had kept a girl at home 'after marrying her'. Police arrested him for further action.

"We found that...