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Assam: Pregnant Minor Dies During Delivery, Husband And Father Nabbed

Her condition worsened as the family tried to make her deliver the baby inside their own residence. Later, she died on her way to hospital in Bongaigaon.

Assam: Pregnant Minor Dies During Delivery, Husband And Father Nabbed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Feb 2023 7:07 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Amidst the child marriage crackdown in Assam, stories have come up where the drive has led to miserable deaths across the state. A 16 year old pregnant minor girl died while she was on the way to a hospital in Assam's Bongaigaon district.

As per the reports, the family initially tried to make the girl deliver her baby inside their own residence. As a result, complications arose and her conditions deteriorated further. Later, she was rushed towards Chalantapara health centre. From there, the medical authorities recommended her to Bongaigaon hospital.

Unfortunately, the teenager couldn't bear the pain and lost her life during the process. As soon as the concerned police department received the information, a team immediately arrived at the location and apprehended the girl's husband and father. The duo has been identified as Sahinur Ali and Aynal Haque.

Dr. Paresh Rai, the Joint Director of Health of Bongaigaon district informed that, the minor pregnant died because of post-partum hemorrhage. However, the exact cause will be ascertained only after the process of post-mortem. Another tragic episode took place in Assam's South Salmara-Mankachar district on 3rd February, Friday.

A woman, who is also a mother of two children committed suicide after the state's massive drive against child marriage. The lady was residing with her father following her husband's demise during the pandemic situation. The lady was scared that her father would be behind the bars as she got married before attaining the age of 18.

The deceased victim was identified as Khushboo Begum, who married to Manoj Mia in the year 2012. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday informed that, as much as 2,666 people have been arrested in connection with child marriage in the state.

Until Sunday, Assam police revealed that 139 people have been convicted from Assam's Biswanath Chariali, 130 in Barpeta, 126 in Dhubri, 123 in Baksa, 117 in Bongaigaon, 101 in Nagaon, 94 in Kokrajhar, 85 in Kamrup and 84 in each of the districts of Goalpara and Udalguri.

Also Read: Over 2500 Detained Amid Drive Against Child Marriage: CM

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