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2 jailed for child marriage in Manikganj

  • Published at 12:33 pm August 19th, 2019
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The groom abducted the minor and married her forcefully

A mobile court has sentenced a mother-son duo to six months in jail on charges of child marriage in Manikganj.

The incident took place at Purbapara area of Ghior upazila on Sunday around 11pm.

The accused are Roni, 22, and his mother, Monju Ara. 

Ghior Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Irin Akter told Dhaka Tribune: “On 12 June, Roni abducted a 14-year-old minor, and forcefully married her by misrepresenting her age. Upon receiving the complaint, we conducted a raid at their house.

“The mobile court sentenced both the groom and his mother to six months’ imprisonment, when they failed to show any proper marriage documents,” she added.

Later, the minor was handed over to her family by the UNO officer.