GAYA: A 15-year-old boy committed suicide two hours after he was forced to marry his brother’s widow, 10 years older than him, in south Bihar’s Gaya.
The wedding, solemnised on Monday at Vinoba Nagar village under Paraiya police station, about 15 km west of Gaya, flies in the face of a campaign by the Nitish Kumar government to end the practices of child marriage and dowry in the state.
Police said Mahadev Das, a Class 9 student of the government high school in Paraiya, married 25-year-old Ruby Devi, the widow of his elder brother Santosh and mother of his two children, as his father came under pressure from relatives and villagers. Continue reading
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NEW DELHI: The Income Tax department has charged six family members of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, including his wife, son and daughters, under the new and stringent anti-benami assets law in connection with its probe into land deals worth ₹1,000 crore.
The department also served notices of attachment of assets to Lalu’s MP daughter Misa Bharti, son-in-law Shailesh Kumar, his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, son and Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and daughters Chanda and Ragini . Continue reading