Khulna’s Rahima Begum, who had been missing for 29 days, has finally opened her mouth, and talked about her disappearance.
“I was abducted by some unidentified men from in front of my house,” Rahima claimed when she met her family members at the PBI office in Khulna.
According to SP Syed Mushfiqur Rahman of Police Bureau of Investigation Khulna, Rahima claimed that she was abandoned at an unfamiliar place after abduction.
“Golam Kibria and Md Mohiuddin, two people with whom Rahima was at loggerheads over land, had forcefully collected her signature on a blank paper and left her at a remote place with only Tk 1000,” Mushfiqur quoted Rahima.
The SP added that they have also discovered why Rahima went to Abdul Quddus’ house in Faridpur.
“At first, Rahima wasn’t sure where she would go. Later, she reached the house of Abdul Quddus in Syedpur village under Faridpur’s Boalkhali upazila via Gopalganj’s Muksedpur, the only place she knew that she could go to. She couldn’t let anyone know about her whereabouts as she didn’t have a mobile phone with her,” Rahima apparently told PBI.
SP Mushfiqur also said that police are currently verifying Rahima’s claims. “She has been sent to the court, where it’ll be decided what will happen next.”
On August 27, Rahima went missing after she had stepped out to fetch water near her home in Banikpara area of Khulna’s Doulatpara upazila around 10pm. Her family found her sandals, scarf and the pitcher she was carrying from the spot.
The family first filed a complaint with the police, based on which an FIR was lodged by the cops against some people.
On September 13, after Rahima remained missing for 17 days and police failed to find her.