Child marriage foiled in Pabna

Our Correspondent . Pabna | Published: 00:29, Sep 22,2019


Local administration in Pabna foiled an attempt to marry off a schoolgirl at Khayerbagan in Pabna sadar on Friday night.

A mobile court led by Pabna sadar upazila nirbahi officer Joynal Abedin also jailed persons for arranging child marriage. The bridegroom Md Nayem jailed for one year, his father Hamidul Islam, Helal Uddin, Md Shahab Uddin and Md Shihab Uddin git six months imprisonment.

The mobile court rescued Bina Khatun, 14, daughter of Idris Biswas,  a class VII student at Khayerbagan High school from early marriage.

The marriage register was fined of Tk 50 thousand, the UNO said adding that the upazila administration took responsibility of the educational expenses of the poor girl also arranged a shelter for her in the government’s Ashrayan project.   

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