Sirajganj, Oct 12 (UNB) – The local administration foiled three separate attempts to marry off underage girls in the Sadar upazila on Friday.
Acting on a tip-off, a team conducted a drive at Boudhodhaldob Kismatpara in the upazila and stopped the marriage of seventh-grader student Sumaya Khatun, 13, in the afternoon, said UNO and Assistant Commissioner (land) Md Anisur Rahman.
They conducted two other drives at Jamua village around 6:30pm and stopped the marriage of eighth-grader student Monira Khatun, 15.
Ayesha Khatun, 14, another eighth-grader, was saved from child marriage at night.
Later, a mobile court led by the UNO fined the groom’s uncle, bride’s father and mother Tk 75,000 for arranging the marriages and released them after they gave separate undertakings.
Brahmanbaria, Oct 12 (UNB)- Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested a man from his father-in-law’s house at Harashpur in Bijoynagar upazila here on Friday for raping a mentally challenged elderly woman.
The arrestee is Md Jashim Mia, 30, son of late Noor Islam Khan of the area.
A Rab team led by additional superintendent of police Rafiuddin Mohammad Jobayer conducted a drive in the village and arrested Jashim, said a press release of Rab-14.
Earlier on September 11, a rape case was filed against Jashim under the Women and Child Repression Prevention Act.
Chandpur, Oct 11 (UNB) – The local administration foiled an early marriage attempt at Songhai village in Shahrasti upazila on Friday.
Acting on a tip-off, a team conducted a drive at the wedding venue when Jakir Hossain was preparing for his underage daughter’s marriage around 12:30pm, said Shaidul Islam, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Shahrasti Police Station.
Later, a mobile court led by UNO Shirin Akter fined Jakir Tk 20,000 for arranging the marriage, the OC added.