Married When Just 8, Cracks NEET, To Become Doctor

This is the story of Rupa who was in Class 3 when she got married to 12-year-old Shankar Lal in a Rajasthan village. 

Child marriage is illegal in India but common in rural, poor communities where a girl is seen as a financial burden. Girls are also married young because of fears for their safety.

Her story reflects how she emerged from the shadows of child marriage to make a career for herself, with support from her husband and in-laws.

Read the story in detail in a report by Rakesh Goswami published in Hindustan Times....

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