3 kidnapped labourers rescued from Ctg hill tracts

Police have rescued 3 labourers who were kidnapped from the hilly area of Saraf Bhata union in Rangunia upazila of Chattogram on Sunday night.

The rescued labourers are Md Jafar,22, of Cox’s Bazar, Ejlas Mia,60, son of Shamsul Alam, and Md Bacha,45, son of Md Sobahan, both from Sarf Bhata union in the upazila.

A team led by Md Anwar Hossain Shamim, Assistant Superintendent of Police (Rangunia circle) rescued them from the deep forest of Tripura Shundari area after conducting a drive.

The farming labourers were kidnapped by some unidentified miscreants around 8 am on Sunday while harvesting paddy in Barakhola area in the union, said Aktar Hossain, owner of the land they were working in.

“For the last few days some unknown people were demanding Tk 2 lakh as extortion over phone. They might have kidnapped my workers for money,” he said.

ASP Anwar Hossain Shamim said the kidnappers could not be arrested.

Source: United News of Bangladesh