Monday, 24 January, 2022

3 Rohingyas detained over abduction of 4 students in Cox’s Bazar

Armed Police Battalion (APBn) on Friday detained three Rohingyas on suspicion of involvement in abduction of four students of Ramu upazila of Cox's Bazar.

The detainees were identified as Nur Salam, 50, Ranjan Bibi and Saddam Mia of Mochni Para in Rohingya Camp H-4 block.

SP Tariqul Islam, commander of APBn-16, said police detained the three Rohingyas from the Nayapara Rohingya camp in Teknaf early hours of Friday.

The detainees were handed over to Teknaf Model Police Station. Legal processes are underway against them, said the SP.

Meanwhile, the four students could not be rescued even four days after their abduction. Operations are underway to rescue them, added SP Tariqul.

Earlier on Tuesday, two Rohingya men allegedly abducted the school students for ransom from Khuniapalong in Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

The students are-- Mohammad Kaysar, Mizanur Rahman Nayan, and Mizanur Rahman, students of class eight in Sonarpara High school and Zahedul Islam, a student of class 10 at the same school.

The two alleged accused are identified as Jahangir and Ibrahim, residents of camp-26 at Noapara in Teknaf Upazila, and both staff of Batighar cottage in Cox’s Bazar, according to locals.

The two reportedly lured the boys with a promise to take them to Saint Martin’s Island on a visit.

Meanwhile, the family members of the students said the abductors already demanded Tk 20 lakh as ransom money.

A complaint has been lodged at the Ramu police station by the victim’s families on Wednesday, said Arup Kumar Chowdhury, Officer-in-Charge of Ramu police station.

According to the complaint, the four students had a friendship with two Rohingya staff. On Tuesday the two staff took the students to Whoaikang area in Teknaf by telling them they are going to visit Saint Martin’s Island.