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12:00 AM, April 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 10, 2019

Girl saved from early marriage

A mobile court prevented an underage marriage and awarded the bridegroom 10 days' imprisonment in Nikli upazila of Kishoreganj on Sunday evening.

On information that the marriage ceremony of a 15-year-old girl, daughter of Md Giasuddin of Sajonpur Singarpar village in Nikli upazila, was arranged, a mobile court led by Nikli Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Musammat Shahina Akter conducted a raid in the area and foiled the marriage.

The court also detained the bridegroom Md Ekin Mia, son of Akkas Ali of Dakkhin Jallabad in the same upazila from the spot and awarded him a jail term for 10 days.

Ekin Mia was sent to jail, said Md Nasir Uddin Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Nikli Police Station.

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