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Indian authorities are investigating the alleged forced marriage between an orphaned teenage girl and a UAE national who secretly fled the country two weeks later, local media have reported.
The underage marriage has sparked fury in Kerala, the province where the girl lived, with the Democratic Youth Federation of India reportedly staging a siege and demanding the girl’s orphanage be shutdown.
The 17-year-old girl claims she agreed to the marriage only after being coerced by orphanage authorities.
The State Human Rights Commission has ordered an investigation.

"The director general of police and the state social welfare board have been asked to find out what has happened and give a report on how a foreign national could enter into a marriage," commission member KE Gangadharan was quoted as saying by local TV station NDTV.
"Such a thing should not have happened because it appears the girl and her mother were misled by someone."
The girl said she married the UAE man on June 13 and he sexually exploited her before suddenly leaving the country 13 days later.
Police said the man’s father also is an Arab but his mother is from Kerala.

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