UNB, Jashore :
tribunal here on Monday sentenced a man to seven years imprisonment for
selling his daughter to a brothel in Faridpur district.
examining records and witnesses, Jashore Women and Children Repression
Prevention Tribunal-1 Judge Amit Kumar Dey handed down the verdict and
fined Tk 50,000 to the convict Shariful Islam, 43, of Bagharpara
According to the prosecution, Shariful had married to Sufiya
Begum, daughter of Phul Mia of Bagharpara upazila and the couple got
divorced over a year after been blessed with a daughter.
Sufiya along with her daughter used to live at her parent's house. After
15 years of the incident, Shariful came to visit his daughter, now in
her teen, at the house of Phul Mia and claimed his fatherhood on
February 5, last year.
Later, he along with his daughter went out of
the house in the name of roaming places but did not return to the house
of Phul Mia and since then both remained missing.
After eight months,
Bangladesh National Women Lawyer's Association (BNWLA) rescued the girl
from a brothel in Faridpur district as Shariful sold his daughter to
the brothel on March 22, last year.
On information, Phul Mia filed a case with Bagharpara Police Station against Shariful under human trafficking act.
Khatun, a co-coordinator of Jashore BNWLA, said they rescued the girl
and took her to a shelter home where the girl has been living for over a