4 people including groom sentenced for child marriage in Phulchari
The mobile court sentenced four people including the groom to different terms for child marriage in Gaibandha’s Phulchari.
According to the details of the incident, on Wednesday evening at approximately 5.30 pm, the Upazila Social Service and Women’s Affairs Officer received the information and informed the Upazila Executive Officer and Executive Magistrate on the basis of secret information that child marriage was taking place in Udakhali village of Udakhali Union of Phulchari Upazila. Later, Upazila Executive Officer Anisur Rahman and Executive Magistrate Mohammad Alauddin arrived at the scene and arrested 4 people from the scene as the bride was a minor and got proof of marriage by making fake papers.
The arrested are Md Joha Miah (28), son of Abdul Aziz Mia of Rifaitpur village of Gaibandha Sadar Upazila, Md Jewel (26), son of Nurul Islam of Udakhali Union of Fulchhari Upazila, local guardian of the girl, Lutfar Rahman, son of Abdul Karim of Rifaitpur village of Gaibandha Sadar Upazila, relative of the groom. 56) and Mokabbar (50) son of Mahatab Uddin of Jaher Vita village of Sadar Upazila.
Later, the groom Joha Mia was sentenced to 10 days imprisonment under Section 7 of the Child Marriage Act 2017, the daughter’s local guardian Md. Jewel Mia was sentenced to 7 days imprisonment under the same section and the other two arrested persons, Lutfar Rahman and Mokabbar, the son’s guardians, were fined one thousand taka under Section 8 of the Child Marriage Act 2017. Sentencing is done.
Md. Anisur Rahman, the upazila executive officer who was present at the scene, said that not only the boys and girls are punished for the crime of child marriage. After this all those involved in such child marriage will be brought under this law and punished.