Four schoolgirls were saved from child marriage following timely intervention of local administration in Natore’s Gurudaspur upazila on Tuesday.
Informed that marriage of an underage girl, a student of Class V, was arranged at Mokimpur village, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Tomal Hossain rushed to the spot and foiled the marriage bid.
In another drive, the UNO saved three schoolgirls from underage marriage in Modhyampara area of Chanchkoir municipality.
The three are the students of Chanchkoir Shahida Kashem Girls’ School, said UNO Tomal.
Later, the parents of the four girls in presence of the UNO gave an undertaking not to marry their children before they reach the legal age for marriage.