Early marriage foiled, 2 jailed in Jessore

A mobile court here on Saturday sentenced two people, including the matchmaker, to seven days’ jail term for arranging marriage of an underage girl at Shakharipota village in Sharsha upazila on Friday night.

Police said being informed by local people, a mobile court led by Sharsha Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Abdus Salam with the help of police conducted a raid on the house of one Shilpi Begum where arrangements were all set to solemnise the marriage of her immature daughter, who is a student of class VIII.

They court arrested matchmaker Shabuddin, 28, son of Jhantu Biswas of Shakharipota village, and bridegroom Liton Biswas, 25, son of Shahjahan Ali of Dhannyokhola village.

The court also sentenced the bridegroom and the matchmaker to seven days’ jail and fined Shilpi Begum Tk 1,000 for arranging the marriage.

Source : dailysun

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