Girl disguises as man, rents house by acquainting friend as wife...

Girl disguises as man, rents house by acquainting friend as wife

 Chattogram Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:18 PM, 28 December 2021  

Tamanna disguised as a man (left) and Arpa Barua wearing a burqa (right)

Tamanna disguised as a man (left) and Arpa Barua wearing a burqa (right)

The mystery of the disappearance of two teenage girls from Chattogram can beat any story of a movie. One of them disguised as a man and rented a house in Cumilla with her friend by acquainting her as “wife”. Later, they started living there as husband-wife! By doing so, they fooled everyone, however, they had to return home a month later after getting caught by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). 

The two friends who have been running away for a month are identified as – Tamanna and Arpa Barua. They were found at Chandina in Cumilla. After the rescue, RAB brought both of them in Chattogram. There, the two teenage girls told the story behind their disappearance.

The two teenage friends, who gave SSC exams this year, were hailed from the Kumira area in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram. They claimed that they are “soulmates” ‍and left home on November 23 to fulfill their dream.  

Tamanna and Arpa Barua went to Cumilla and rented a house. Tamanna disguised herself as a man by cutting her hair and wearing a prayer hat and Panjabi dress. Tamanna introduced her friend Arpa as “his wife”. They told the landlord of the house that their family is not accepting the marriage as the two are from different religions.   

It is learned that Tamanna’s dream is to become an army officer and Arpa’s dream is to become a doctor. But as the family took the initiative of child marriage, Tamanna left the house with Arpa.

However, RAB-7 Commander Lieutenant Colonel MA Yusuf called the whole incident a “kind of fantasy”. 

Family members were happy to have their children back at the end of all the dramatic events.

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