Khulna’s Rahima Begum, who had gone missing on August 27, was rescued on Saturday from Faridpur's Boalmari upazila where she had been staying since September 17, said police.
Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) Deputy Commissioner (North) Molla Jahangir Hossain revealed the information at a press briefing at Doulatpur police station of Khulna around 2:30 am on Sunday.
Based on intelligence team’s information, a team of KMP conducted a drive at the house of Quddus Molla in Syedpur village of Faridpur’s Boalmari Upazila and found Rahima safe on Saturday night.
Rahima Begum was brought to Daulatpur police station around 2 am.
Police also detained three people, including two women, from the house for questioning.
Relatives of Quddus told police that Rahima had been staying in the house since September 17.
In this regard, Rahima’s son Sadi said, "Since my mother was rescued alive, she herself will say about the disappearance."
Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) will further investigate the matter, said Molla Jahangir.
On August 27, Rahima went missing after she had stepped out to fetch water near her home in the Banikpara area of Doulatpara upazila in Khulna around 10pm. Her children 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, her younger daughter Aduri Akter appealed to the Khulna court to transfer the case to the PBI, said Rahima’s elder daughter Moriom Mannan.
The same day the court ordered the police to hand over the case to the PBI.
So far, six people have been arrested in this case. They are Rahima’s second husband Belal Howladar, Mohiuddin, Palash, Jewel, Helal Sharif, and assistant engineer at Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) Golam Kibria.
As the case was investigated by the PBI, a remand appeal made by the police to interrogate Rahima’s second husband Belal remains pending for hearing, said police.
Rahima's family resorted to sticking 'missing' posters in Khulna city in the hope they will get their mother back.
Finally on Thursday night, Moriom Mannan wrote in a Facebook post that they had found their mother’s body in Mymensingh. However, the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), Khulna's Daulatpur police station and Mymensingh police couldn’t confirm the matter.