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Hari was arrested after the girl’s school informed the police and officers found text messages between the girl and Hari on her phone.
During the three-day trial, Hari denied having sex with the girl and told the court he had met the girl out of the “goodness of his heart” and claimed he gave to help her buy a new phone.
The number of underage brides has declined 0.3 per cent in rural areas since 2001, but in urban areas it increased 0.7 per cent, the report said.
The study, the first to break down India's census data on child marriage, found that nearly one in four girls in rural areas and one in five in urban areas married before 18.
"I am very happy with the supreme court judgment," Vikram Srivastava, a lawyer for Independent Thought, told Reuters.
Despite efforts to empower girls and women and toughen penalties, India is among the top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage, along with Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Niger and South Sudan.
India's highest court has ruled that having sexual intercourse with a wife under the age of 18 is rape.
"The judgment gives a boost to the national campaign of A teenage bride cries in a village near Baran, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, in January 2013.
India is among the top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage.