A Dhaka court today (Feb 2) allowed Nakano Laila Lina, the second daughter of estranged couple Bangladesh-born US citizen Imran Sharif and Japanese citizen Eriko Nakano, to live one day with her mother and the next day with her father until the matter is finally disposed of by a family court.
Besides, Dhaka Family Court is scheduled to hear on February 16 an appeal of Imran Sharif against the verdict on custody of his daughters.
On January 29 Dhaka Family Court granted custody of Nakano Jasmine Malika, 12, and Nakano Laila Lina, 10, to their mother Japanese citizen Eriko Nakano. But after the court's order, Imran Sharif allegedly went into hiding with 10-year-old Lina.
RAB later found the father and daughter in Gulshan area and sent Lina to victim support centre as she was unwilling to go with her mother. Today, the matter came to the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mamunur Rashid, and the court after hearing both the sides, passed the order.
Judge Durrana Rahman of Dhaka Family Court pronounced the judgment on January 29, saying the mother can take the two children daughters Nakano Jasmine Malika and Nakano Laila Lina to Japan with her, if she wants.
BDST: 1717 HRS, FEB 2, 2023