Sirajganj, Oct 19 (UNB) - Executive Magistrate Md Anisur Rahman and the law enforcement foiled bids to marry off two school girls on Friday night.
Acting on a tip-off, members of the law enforcement went to Mahmudpur in the municipality where arrangement were being made to marry off fifth grader Sharmin Khatun, 13, daughter of Shahin Ahmed.
She was being married off to Rabiul Islam, 25, son of Chhakawat Hossain of Charmalshapara.
The mobile court fined the father of the bride and Rabiul Tk 10,000.
In another incident, the local administration foiled an attempt to marry off eighth grader Mim Sultana, 13, daughter of Ronju Sarkar of Dakshinpara village of Sadar upazila.
She was being married off Merajul Islam, 25, son of Saban Ali of Paiksha village in Kamarkhand upazila.
The mobile court fined the bride’s father Tk 10, 000. Besides, he signed an undertaking promising not to marry off his daughter before she turns 18.