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Abduction

Modern-day slave trade unearthed

'134 BANGLADESHIS' RESCUED FROM THAI JUNGLES

Modern-day slave trade unearthed

A modern-day slave trade has taken a firm root in Bangladesh as confirmed by the recent discovery and subsequent rescue of 171 people, mostly Bangladeshis, who were confined in a Southern Thailand rubber plantation deep in the jungle. Beaten, abused and left with no food, these wretched men tell a horrific tale of how...

130 Bangladeshi 'slaves' rescued from jungle in Thailand

130 Bangladeshi 'slaves' rescued from jungle in Thailand

A total of 130 Bangladeshis have been rescued after being abducted and shipped to Thailand to be sold as slaves. The men were promised well-paid jobs, before being drugged, bound and kidnapped. The government in Thailand say they are trying to fight the slave trade, but have been accused of "dragging their heels" on the...

5 convicted for India gang rape

5 convicted for India gang rape

A court in India has convicted five men of the November 2010 abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker. The 30-year-old woman was attacked in the early hours after an office cab dropped her off near her home. Her attackers abducted and raped her in a pick-up truck. A female colleague walking with...

Abducted father-in-law of Savar MP rescued in Malaysia

Abducted father-in-law of Savar MP rescued in Malaysia

The father-in-law of Enamur Rahman, the ruling party lawmaker from Savar, was rescued in Malaysia Friday night, two days into his abduction from Kuala Lumpur. Fazlul Huq, 65, a retired official of a private organisation, was abducted on Wednesday when he was going to Kuala Lumpur International Airport to catch a flight for returning home. Family sources said the abductors using a Malaysian Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card called the victim’s family members and asked them to pay Tk 10 crore as ransom. Later the kidnappers were reportedly convinced to reduce the amount to Tk 1 crore. According to their instructions, the family members went to Sirajganj last night to hand over Tk...

Abducted Jubo League man’s body found in Munshiganj

Abducted Jubo League man’s body found in Munshiganj

The dilapidated and tied up body of a local Jubo League leader who was abducted on Thursday was found from Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj today. The body of Rafiqul Islam Rafiq, 32, cultural secretary of Louhajang upazila Jubo League, youth wing of ruling Awami League, was found with the tendons of hands and legs severed and tied up, police said. He was abducted from Kazir Pagla Kader road in the upazila yesterday (Thursday) morning, our Munshiganj correspondent reports quoting Tofazzal Hossain, the officer-in-charge of Louhajang Police Station. “We found Rafiq’s sandals and three masks, used by the abductors, from the area yesterday evening. There was blood on the spot,” the police official...

Traders disclose info on Narayanganj 7-murder

Traders disclose info on Narayanganj 7-murder

Two traders of jute goods in Narayanganj this afternoon gave judicial statements to a court over the abduction and killing of seven people in the district in late April. Abdul Matin and Shahjahan Saju of Adamjee Sona Mia Market area in Siddhirganj told the court about the persons who bought ropes and sacks from...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Azharul verdict any day

Azharul verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam and will deliver its verdict any day. The 62-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general faces six charges including murder, genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Alleged Al-Badr commander of Rangpur, Azharul...

India suspends serial killer hanging

India suspends serial killer hanging

India's Supreme Court has put on hold the execution of a man in a murder case dubbed "the house of horrors". In 2009 Surinder Koli and his employer Moninder Singh Pandher were convicted of murdering a 14-year-old girl. Pandher was later freed by a higher court. On Monday the Supreme Court delayed the execution to...

3 Months into Abduction

Mujibur, driver give statements to police

BNP leader Mujibur Rahman, a Bangladeshi expatriate in the UK, and his driver Rezaul Haque yesterday gave separate statements to Sunamganj police, describing their abductions over three months back. Police found some dissimilarity between the two statements, said Harun-ur-Rashid, superintendent of police in Sunamganj. He, however, declined to give any details for the sake of investigation, adding that police will thoroughly scrutinise their statements. “If needed, they will be produced before court,” said the SP. In the afternoon, a police team, led by...

Freed After Abduction

Mujibur's driver missing again

Hours into his release by abductors, Rezaul Haque, the driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman, went missing again. Rezaul along with Mujibur, an expatriate in the UK, were kidnapped in Sunamganj on May 4. They were freed on Monday morning in Tongi, Gazipur. Walking free after over three months, the two reached Mujibur's residence in the capital's Gulshan around 10:00am. The BNP leader then asked the driver to go to his ancestral home in Sunamganj, Mujibur's brother-in-law Anwar Hossain told...

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