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Classmates rescue Indian child bride

JAIPUR: An Indian teenager sent to live with a much older husband who she married aged just 11 has returned to school after being rescued by her classmates, a children’s charity said on Thursday. The 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was married off by her family in the western state of Rajasthan, where child marriage is particularly prevalent. In May, relatives forced her to leave school and go to a nearby village to live with her husband and his family. But her classmates tracked her down to…