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3 abducted indigenous people yet to be rescued
Our Correspondent
Published :Tuesday, 19 April, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 26
Sherpur, Apr 18: Panic has gripped the people of Jhinaigati upazila in Sheprur district as even after four days the three abducted indigenous people could not be traced.
Some unknown miscreants abducted Provas Marak (50) son of late Rohendra Sangma, Bivas Sangma (25) son of Sukindra Marake and Rajesh Marak (22) son Sumit Sangma from their homes in Gojni village in the early hours on April 14.
Although, the relatives of the victims lodged General Dairy (GD) with Jhinaigati police station on April 16, yet action has not been taken to rescue the ill-fated persons.
However, M Mamunur Rashid Officer-in-Charge of the police station said they are aware of the incident.
When this correspondent visited Gojni village to talk to the victims family members they said that a group of 10 to 12 people in black clothes resembling as RAB along with other five to seven plain cloth people picked up Bivas Sangma and Provat Maraka from their homes. They abductors grilled them and tortured them and also took away three mobile sets from their houses. But none of them could not tell on what issues were they lifted and interrogated.
"We are taking them with us, but we will return them. There is nothing to be worried," the abductors told the mother of Bivas.  
Sythin Marak, uncle of Bivas and Tipson Marak a neighbour of Provat told this correspondent, "The persons who lifted Bivas and Provat were dressed like RAB personnel and carried heavy weapons. But we had no courage to ask them their identity."
Provat and Bivas were the inhabitants of Mongaljora area in Gojni village located at the foot of Garo hills.
Provas is a day labourer, Bivas was an employee of a local NGO while Rajesh a resident of Valuka area int he village is student at a local college.
The people of Garo hills are surprised as who and why the three persons were abducted. Panic has been prevailing in the whole area since the incident and no one comes out of their houses after the sunset.
Meanwhile, the relatives of the abducted persons have demanded the government for returning the victims.
On Monday at 3:00pm OC Mizanur Rahman admitted the lodging of GD in this connection. He, however, said "As per my knowledge there is no progress in this regard police is working."
Nayek Subeder Abdul Kader Company Commander of Nokshi camp who is in charge of BGB-27 battalion said, "Nothing has been conveyed to us on behalf of the missing families. We still know nothing about it, he said.
Maj Nayeem Abdullah of RAB-14 in-charge of Sherpur and Jamalpur districts said "We have no information about it. If we arrest anybody we usually hand them over to nearby police station within 24 hours."

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