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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

An indigenous child abducted in Comilla

An indigenous child abducted in Comilla

On 15 December 2010 an indigenous student of grade IV Mr. Bijoy Chandra Tripura (10) s/o Anil Chandra Tripura of village Kurtbari Tripura Para under Sadar South Comilla upazila in Comilla district was allegedly abducted by a Bengali trafficker named Siddikur Rahaman (38) s/o late Ujir Ali of village South Bagmara under Sadar South Comilla upazila in Comilla district.
It is learnt that after returning home from school around 2.00 pm on that day, the victim went missing. Parents and relatives of victims looked for victims at nearby areas, failed to find out. While locals were suspecting Siddikur Rahaman, then he finally released the victim around 7.30 pm.
Father of victim Mr Anil Chandra Tripura filed a case against Siddikur Rahaman with Sadar South Comilla police station, but police are yet to arrest him. Mr. Anil Chandra Tripura also informed local human rights organizations namely ‘Aid Comilla’. Investigators of this organisation met Siddikur Rahaman and asked him whether he abducted Bijoy Chandra Tripura. At first Siddikur Rahaman did not agree but when referring to police, then he confessed his involvement with abduction of Bijoy Chandra Tripura.
It is mentionable here that he was previously involved with the abduction and selling of a child for trafficking.
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Kapaeeng Foundation
(An Human Rights Organization for Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh)
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