Shourav’s parents get ghost calls from son’s phone, Sohel Taj claims
Published : Thursday, 20 June, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 620
Former state minister for home affairs Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj on Wednesday said on Facebook live stream that they have received calls from the phone of his nephew Syed Iftekhar Alam Shourav, who has been missing since June 9.
He said Shourav's parents received the call at 2:20am. "But no one was on the other side," Sohel Taj added.
Shourav graduated from Dhaka's Independent University before joining a school in Chattogram as a teacher. He lived with his parents in the port city's Panchlaish area. His mother Syeda Yasmin Arjuman is a cousin of Sohel Taj.
"Around 2:30am, my cousin phoned me, when I also spoken to Manik (Shourav's father Syed Md Idris Alam). According to them, the call was made on WhatsApp. They received two to three calls, but the other side was silent. No one received despite calling back several times," said Sohel Taj, the former Awami League MP from Gazipur-4.
On Tuesday's media call at the Dhaka Reporters' Unity auditorium, Shourav's mother Syeda Yasmin Arjuman said her son met a woman after the Bangla film "Bengali Beauty" earned fame at home and abroad. He had assisted in making the movie.
Later, they continued the relationship through social media. At one stage, the woman told Sourav that they must marry over phone to continue the relationship, the mother said.
But the woman's father married her off to another man without her consent, Arjuman told the press conference.
She said the marriage ended in divorce sometime in 2018 and the woman's father blamed Sourav for it. He also threatened Sourav and his family members with life.
According to Arjuman, Shourav was earlier picked up on several occasions by different law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He was interrogated about his relationship with the woman.