A video of Ghatak, the groom and the groom’s father being held up on allegations of child marriage in Sarkar Haat of Patgram Upazila of Lalmonirhat has gone viral.
The victim’s groom’s father filed a written complaint against local Awami League leader Rakibul Hasan Ashrafi Sohel at the Patgram police station on Monday.
Rakibul Hasan Ashrafi Sohel is the son of late Nurul Haque Ashrafi of Sarkar Hat of Patgram Upazila and Secretary of Education and Human Resource Affairs of Zongra Union Awami League of Upazila.
In the complaint of the case, it is said that the marriage of the daughter of Sarkarhat area of the same upazila was arranged with the plaintiff’s son. As the bride is a minor on the wedding day on Friday, the two families discuss whether they will get married later when she becomes an adult.
Meanwhile, after hearing the news that child marriage is taking place, Rakibul Hasan went to the bride’s house and arrested everyone including the groom. Make the bridegroom swear not to give child marriage and not to take dowry.
“At this time, Sohail made the groom, groom’s father and Ghatak sit up by ear and he recorded the scene on his phone.”
It is alleged in the case that Sohail demanded Tk 30,000 after threatening to spread the video of the eavesdropping.
The next day on Saturday, the plaintiff gave Sohail 30,000 rupees and said in the complaint, “But even after taking the money, he spread that video on his social media. Later it went viral in the net world instantly.”