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Child marriage bid foiled in Joypurhat

Published : Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 at 12:00 AM  Count : 141
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JOYPURHAT, Sept 11: Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Milton Chandra Roy foiled the marriage of a fifteen-year-old schoolgirl in Kendul Sarker Para area of Sadar Upazila on Friday. The UNO said the marriage of Reshmi Akhter, 15, daughter of Abu Sayeed of the village with Raju Ahmed, 28, son of Abdus Sattar of Purba Dhanmondi area of the district town was going on.  On a tip-off, the UNO raided the house with police and informed the demerits of child marriage to the girl's father. The father admitted his fault and got release after signing a bond. He also promised not to arrange marriage of his daughter before 18.

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