A 10-year-old Bangladeshi boy, undergoing treatment at an Indian hospital for injuries from a stun grenade hurled by the Indian border security force (BSF), has made desperate plea to return to his parents in Bangladesh.
The ill-fated child is Ramjan, son of Munir Sharif, a resident of Khuntakata village under Sarankhola upazila of Bagerhat.
The child's plight was brought to the light first by an Indian journalist named Khawja Mainuddin Chisti.
According to the report by Khawja, Munir Sharif along with his wife and son Ramjan was entering Bangladesh through the No-2 block of Dinhata police station on May 17 this year. Sensing their presence BSF blasted a stun grenade leaving Ramjan injured.
However, his parents had managed to enter Bangladesh by crossing the barbed wire fencing on the Kurigram border.
Later, BSF rescued the child and admitted him to Dinhata hospital.
On information, local journalists rushed to the hospital to find out the details of the fatal incident.
According to the child, his parents had come to India illegally through middlemen for a job.
The separated boy has urged Indian journalists to help him reunite with his parents who don’t know his whereabouts.
After media reports, local human rights organisations and media workers are trying to bring Ramjan back to Bangladesh.
Advocate SM Abraham Linkon, the convener of Border Victims Rescue Legal Assistance Forum, said, “We have contacted the Indian government and Bangladesh missions in Delhi, Kolkata, and Assam to bring back the wretched boy.”
Besides, cooperation was sought from Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha, a human rights platform in West Bengal, Indian National Human Rights Commission, and the media in this regard, he added.
Source: United News of Bangladesh