Father, son jailed over child marriage attempt

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 12:49, Mar 20,2017

 
 

Manikganj mobile court on Monday morning sentenced a father and his son to one month’s jail each as the latter was trying to marry an underage girl at Daulatpur in the district.

On information that an underage girl was about to be married off at Shonarkandi, police went to the house of the bride and arrested ‘bridegroom’ Monir Hossain,16, and his father Abdur Razzak on Sunday night, said officer-in-charge of Daulatpur police station Rakibuzzaman.

Later, upazila nirbahi officer Kaniz Fatema, also the executive magistrate of the upazila, handed down the punishment.

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