Schoolgirl marriage bid foiled in Kishoreganj

Kishoreganj Correspondent | Update:

child marriageThe local administration stopped marriage of a schoolgirl in Hossainpur of Kishoreganj on Tuesday. 

The girl is a sixth-grader and daughter of Md Abu Taher Mia, a resident of Uttar Gobindapur.

Being informed, a mobile court led by assistant commissioner (land) Md Saiful Islam Majumdar accompanied with police rushed to the residence of the girl and foiled the wedding attempt.

Saiful Islam Majumdar told Prothom Alo that he briefed the guardians on the adverse effects of child marriage.

Legal steps will be taken against the responsible people, including the parents, if they again try to marry off the schoolgirl before she turns 18, he added.

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