<i>Rescue my son from kidnappers</i>
An elderly woman yesterday made an appeal to the government to rescue her son from the kidnappers or take the responsibilities of the victim's four children as their mother is also dead.
Taherun Nesa, 65, a resident of Nikunja in Khilkhet area, made the appeal at a press conference at the Crime Reporters' Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) in the city.
"I am passing very hard days with my four grand children as they have no parents to look after them. The children's father Asaduzzaman was kidnapped after he left his house for office at Baridhara on August 26 last while their mother also died in March last leaving them shelterless," said Taherun.
Asaduzzaman's daughter Ayesha Akther Munni, an intermediate student of Uttara Women's College, said after the kidnap an anonymous cell phone caller told her that they took her father to a house in Ashulia in a microbus and soon he would be taken to Chuadanga.
The caller also informed that they have a plan to kill him as they had enmity with Asaduzzaman who served as a driver at the office of a Danish project in Baridhara, she added.
Ayesha said her father had no enemy but some acquaintances with whom he used to pass times in the evening.
“On that fateful night when I rang my father, he told me that he was sitting with one Shamsu in Nakhalpara area at around 11:00pm and he would return home within an hour, but since then he remained traceless,” she added.
Ayesha said the anonymous caller did not give them the address of the house at Ashulia despite repeated request.
Taherun said she along with two grand daughters has been residing at the house of her daughter in Nikunja while two grand sons, who are primary school students, reside with her another son at Nababganj.
She said they filed a general diary and then a case with Gulshan Police Station in this connection but police could not make any headway although they gave police the cell phone number.
She said the orphan children need shelter and financial help to continue their study but at this stage of her life she is quite unable to look after them.