It is shocking but true. A man in Bangladesh has been arrested for getting married 60 times in just a period of 25 years. His real name is Abu Baker and he is the son of Badshan Mia from Jamalpur district.
Abu Baker who was arrested on Sunday night is known in his area as “Baker teacher.” He first got married when he was just 20 years old. Since then, he has married 60 times, using fake documents showing him as unmarried, widower, etc.
He finally got arrested in a case filed by his 60thwife, Rosy Khanum. He got married to Rosy in August and as usual, with fake documents. In the document, his name was Shaheen Alam, son of Akram from Kutuberchar village. After getting married to Rosy, he asked her father for Tk2 lakh as dowry but her father declined. He later took Tk80, 000 from his father-in-law and ran away.
According to Teacher Baker, even though he married 60 times, he only has 7 children. You may be asking yourself why a young man would decide to get married 60 times in just 25 years. Well, “Money” is the answer. He married only for money and later divorced his wives as soon as he achieved his objectives. He always used fake documents and will never include his actual address Islampur upazila.
Before his arrest, Baker lived at his own residence with his first wife Sazada Begum, two other wives and his seven children. During investigations at the Police station, Baker admitted that he married 60 times.