Police stopped five marriages of underage brides and grooms in Hyderabad on Tuesday. A police team intervened during a mass marriage ceremony of 14 couples which was about to take place at a Gurudwara in Jagathgirigutta near Cyberabad.

The local team of Childline and the police demanded the age certificates of the couples. Upon verification, they found that four of the would-be grooms and one bride were below the legal age required for marriage. Following this, underage boys and girls were shifted to rehabilitation homes and will also be taken for counseling sessions.