Girl not property who can be donated: Bombay High Court after father donates daughter to a 'Baba'

The Court on coming to know that a danpatra (donation deed) was executed between the father and the Baba, directed the Child Welfare Committee to examine whether the minor can be declared as a child in need of care.
Justice Vibha Kankanwadi with Aurangabad Bench
Justice Vibha Kankanwadi with Aurangabad Bench

The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court took strong exception to the act of a father "donating" his daughter to a baba while hearing the bail plea of accused for sexually assaulting the 17-year-old. [Shankeshwar @ Shambhu s/o Bhausaheb Dhakne and Anr. v. State of Maharashtra & Anr.]

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