A total of 14 people went missing since last four months in Dhaka. Among them, 8 came back while there is no trace of the six men. All those incidents share a single criterion in common- no ransom was demanded from the families. The family members and rights activists ask-if there is no issue of ransom, why the kidnapping incidents are happening? Followed by, another question comes forward that who is the kidnapper?
Analyzing the pattern of the incidents-rights activist as well as some law enforcing officials believe the kidnappers are pro and they are collecting important materials of the disappeared persons. Dr Mubashar Hasan went missing one month ago and former Bangladesh ambassador to Vietnam Maroof Zaman has been added to the missing list on Monday last.
Hasan went missing nearby IDB building at Agargaon while Zaman disappeared while going to Dhaka Airport to receive his daughter. Journalist Utpal Das went missing on October 10 from near his office at Motijheel. BNP executive committee member and businessman Sayeed Sadat Ahmed was whisked up from Airport Road on August 22.
Aminur Rahman, secretary general of Kalyan Party is missing since August 27. Previously on August 25, Ishrak Ahmed, 20, a student at McGill University of Canada, went missing from Dhaka's Dhanmondi area. Rights activists Noor Khan believes the incidents could be interlinked. "This should be stopped immediately and the government has to find out who is the responsible for the incidents."
Meantime, BBC Bangla asked Mubashar Hasan's sister Tamanna Tasmin about the response of the police in finding trace of her brother. "The law enforcers have been ensuring that they were trying their best. However, we are still in dark. They only say investigation is on," said Tamanna in response.
She said the pain of the families is unbearable and indescribable. Those who had not experienced such incident would hardly understand the misery. Tamanna said each doorbell seeming renews their hope. They wait for a phone call for any good news.
Family members of Mubashar, like the others who were victimized, said they did not want any explanation who, how or for what reason the person had been taken away. They only stick upon their hope for the safe return of Mubashar.
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