Indian girl held after spouse held in India

Our Correspondent . Jashore | Published: 21:17, Sep 19,2019 | Updated: 00:08, Sep 20,2019

 
 

Police Bureau of Investigation took an Indian girl into their custody from the residence of her in-laws in Rajbari district on Wednesday following a case filed by the father of the girl in India.

According to a press release of PBI Jashore, the girl, 14, fell in love with Akbar Hossain, 27, a resident of village Parkul under Kalukhali police station of Rajbari, while he worked at a garment factory in Gujarat in India.

The girl married Akbar at the residence of his relative at Maldah in India without her parents’ consent on April 27, 2019, said the release signed by AKH Jahangir Hossain, additional superintendent of police.

They later came to Bangladesh illegally. But Akbar was picked up by the Indian police as he went there illegally leaving his wife at his village home, the release said.

Being assigned the charge of investigation into a case filed by the father of the girl, the PBI rescued the girl on Wednesday, the release added.  

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