Sirajganj, Sept 23 (UNB) – Three schoolgirls have been saved from child marriage in a single day in Sirajganj, thanks to the efforts of Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Anisur Rahman.
Mobile court stopped the marriages of three schoolgirls during a drive from afternoon to midnight on Sunday.
The court sources said that acting on a tip off, the marriage of 8th grader Jonaki Khatun, 15, of Soyadhangora locality of Sirajganj municipal area, was stopped on Sunday afternoon.
Later, the marriages of 7th grader Halima Khatun, 15, of Notun Bhangabari locality and 10th grader Amina Khatun, of village Parpachil were halted.
The mobile court fined the guardians a total of Tk 40,000. At the same time, bond was taken from them that they would not marry off their children till they became adults.
At this time, Assistant Land officer of the municipality Nazrul Islam, Nure Elahi, NDP’s representative Kumkum and Ansar Battalion members were present.