Sirajganj, Oct 5 (UNB) – Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Md Anisur Rahman saved two teenage girls from child marriage on the same night.
Mobile court sources said that acting on a tip-off, members of the law enforcing agencies went to the village Fulbari of Sadar Upazila where arrangement for marriage was going on between college student Kaniz Fatema, 16, daughter of A Majid of village Saratoil under Kalihati Upazila of Tangail and Moniruzzaman, 19, son of Latu Mia of the same village.
The mobile court fined the father of the bridegroom Tk 10,000. At the same time, bond was taken from the fathers of the bridegroom and the bride that their wards would not be married off before they were of legal age for marriage.
In another incident, arrangement was going on for the marriage of a seventh grader Tania Sultana, 13, daughter of Abdur Razzak of the same village with Osman Gani, 22, son of Golam Hossain of the same village. The mobile court fined the bride’s father Tk 5000. Besides, bond was also taken from the father of the bride that the bride would not be married off till she turned 18.
Fahima Al Ashraf, Programme Officer of Women Affairs Directorate, Soidabad Union Assistant Land Officer Moyeen Uddin and Ansar Battalion members were present at this time.