Sherpur man jailed for forcing daughter into child marriage

Published: September 14, 2019 21:15:56 | Updated: September 19, 2019 13:47:05

A Sherpur mobile court has sentenced a father to seven days in prison on charges of forcing his underage daughter into marriage.

Rafiqul Islam was given the punishment on Saturday for forcing his seventh-grader daughter to marry a man, said Nakla Police Station chief Alamgir Hossain Shah.

His daughter is a student of Haji Jamiruddin Dakhil Madrasa at Nakla Upazila’s Boroikandi village, according to bdnews24.com.

On Friday night, the mobile court led by Nakla Upazila Executive Officer and Executive Magistrate Zahidur Rahman passed the order.

On receiving information that Rafiqul Islam had been forcing his underage daughter into the marriage, the mobile court rushed to the wedding scene and punished him.

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