Early marriage foiled, 2 jailed in Jessore

A mobile court here sentenced two people to seven days’ jail each for making arrangement of marriage of an underage girl at Patbari village in Sharsha upazila of Jessore on Friday night.Sub-inspector of Benapole Police Station Mafijur Rahman said on information that an underage female madrasah student was set to be married off in the area on Friday, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Abdus Salam, also executive magistrate, went to the function arranged at the girl’s house.

The UNO then set up a mobile court at the house and handed down seven days’ jail term each to Sohrab Hossain,34, uncle of the bride, and Maminur Rahman, 55, her grandfather. -UNB, Benapole