The girl went on a five-day hunger strike at her boyfriend’s house in Ullapara, Sirajganj, demanding marriage. After five days of fasting, she got married to her boyfriend. Their marriage was consummated at Dakshin Gailjani village in Bangala union of the upazila on Thursday night.
Locals said, Abdul Khaleq’s son, a college student from Bangala South Gailjani village of the upazila. Moyna Khatun, a college student of Abdul Quader of the same village, was in love with Runner (20). They are students at the local Ghona Kuchiamara Degree College. Being a student of the same college, a love affair developed between them.
Rana went to meet his girlfriend at her house last Sunday. At that time, the family members of Maina tried to arrest Rana. The matter was later reported in the area. That night, the student started a hunger strike at Rana’s house demanding marriage. Hearing this news, boyfriend Rana and the people of the house fled. The student also threatened to kill herself if she did not marry Rana.
Bangala Union Parishad (UP) chairman Sohail Rana confirmed the marriage. He said the girl had been on hunger strike for several days demanding marriage at Rana’s house. To resolve the issue, they went to the boy’s house on Thursday evening and talked to the girl and the boy’s family. Their marriage was consummated in a cabin with the consent of both the families of the latter.
It has been alleged that a housewife named Asma Khatun (36), a mother of four, committed suicide in Belkuchi, Sirajganj as she could not bear her husband’s abuse. The incident took place at Shaldair village in Bhangabari union of the upazila on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Asma Khatun, daughter of Sarabesh Ali of Shaldai village.
According to family sources, Asma was married in 2004 to Nuru Islam Mollah, 45, son of Mokaddech Mollah of Gabgachhi village in the same union of the upazila. After the marriage, the husband and wife had been arguing over family matters. This was resolved through several local arbitration meetings. Two months ago, Nur Islam left his four children and sent his wife to her father’s house. During this time, Asma Khatun sometimes went to her husband’s house to see their children, but her husband Nur Islam tortured and abused her in various ways. Last week, when their children visited their mother Asma Khatun, her husband Nur Islam forcibly took them home. Unable to bear this grief, Asma committed suicide on Friday morning in her father’s house with a dharna in her bedroom.
Belkuchi Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Golam Mostafa said on Friday evening that the body was recovered and sent to Sirajganj 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital for autopsy on Friday afternoon. He said Asma Khatun’s father would file a case against his wife for inciting her to commit suicide.