“Can you put yourselves in the shoes of my brother [Mubashar], not for too long, just for two minutes?... I bet you couldn't…”
On the occasion of the sixth birthday of Ariyana, the only daughter of missing North South University (NSU) teacher Mubashar Hasan, Mubashar's sister Tamanna Tasmin wrote this on her Facebook wall.
“Can you now feel a bit of my brother’s pain?… Why can't my brother hold his only daughter in his arms on her birthday? Why do we have to lie to an innocent six-year-old?” Tamanna wrote in the Facebook status.
She demanded safe return of her brother in the post with the hashtag #BringBackMubashar.
Mubashar, a researcher of political Islam and assistant professor of political science at NSU, disappeared after he had left his workplace around 4:30pm on November 7.
Police said he had last talked with someone over the phone at 6:41pm on that day when he was near Lions Eye Hospital.
The law enforcers could not find his whereabouts in the last three weeks, forcing the family to tell a lie to Ariyana Nawar Hasan that her father went abroad for study.
Believing it, Ariyana, who turned six yesterday and spent a quiet birthday in absence of her father, asked her dear ones to tell her father for sending her favourite gift “My Little Pony".
Mubashar is among at least 10 people including a journalist and a businessman who have fallen victims to abduction or enforced disappearance since August 22.
Of the victims, Businessman Aniruddha Kumar Roy returned home 81 days after he was abducted from the capital's Gulshan area on August 27.