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Child-marriage: Bride's father jailed

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Child-marriage: Bride's father jailed

Child-marriage: Bride's father jailed

A mobile court has sentenced a man to six months' imprisonment in Sadar upazila of Manikganj for arranging marriage of his underage daughter.

Convict Abdus Sattar, 41, is a resident of Baitora village under Putail union.

The mobile court, led by Manikganj Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Asma-ul Husna Liza handed down the judgement on Thursday night.

The UNO said the marriage of Abdus Sattar's daughter Saima Akthar had been administered one-and-a-half-year ago through Notary Public when she was 16.

But, he arranged the bridal programme on Friday.     

Being informed, the mobile court raided the bride's house and detained Sattar.


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