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Rohingya couple, 2 kids held in Sylhet

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  • 30 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Rohingya couple, 2 kids held in Sylhet

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SYLHET: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has detained a Rohingya couple and their two children from Assampara area in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet.

The detainees were Shariat Ullah, 35, his wife Taslima Bibi, 21, and their two daughters Sharifa Akter, 3 and Shamima Akter, 2.

Shariat is the son of Najir Ahmad, a Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

The couple was roaming around Assampara area on Tuesday night when the locals spotted them and asked about their whereabouts. Hearing their accents, locals suspected them to be Rohingyas and informed Sreepur BGB camp about the matter.

Later, a BGB team came to the spot and detained the couple with their kids.

During questioning, the couple admitted that they were Rohingyas and provided their identity cards.

“The Rohingya couple is currently under police custody. We’ll send them back to their respective camp after completing the legal process,” said Golam Dastagir, officer-in-charge (OC) of Jaintapur Model Police Station.