Kidnapped man rescued in Gazipur; 3 held

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have rescued a 35-year-old man from Gazipur and arrested three suspected kidnappers from Bibi Bazar area of Comilla Sadar Upazila on Friday morning.

The arrestees are Md. Motahar Hossain, 30, son of Md. Aminul Islam of Gazipur village of Adarsh Sadar upazila, Md. Delwar Hossain, 41, son of late Amir Hossain of Rajmangalpur village of the upazila and Md. Simun, 19, son of Khorshed Alam of Gazipur village.

Rab-11 disclosed the matter at a press briefing on Saturday.

Mohammad Shakib Hossain, Company Commander of RAB-11, CPC-2, said that victim Md. Ramzan Hossain came from Narayanganj to visit his friend Rakib in Bibi Bazar area of Cumilla on April 11.

Rakib’s friends Shahin and Rubel were already acquainted with victim Ramzan. Shahin took Ramzan Hossain with him to visit Bibi Bazar on the Bangladesh-India border. They took their Iftar there.

After Iftar, Ramzan wanted to leave the place but Shahin alias Star Shahin and along with others kidnapped him and beat him up after tying his hands and feet.

Later they demanded a ransom of Tk 10 lakh from his wife showing torture scene through video phone calls, said Commander Shakib Hossain.

Earlier on April 13, Ramzan’s wife Liza Begum lodged a complaint in this regard.

Based on the complaint, a team of Rab-11 conducted a drive in Gazipur area of Jagannathpur union of Sadar upazila and rescued Ramzan after four days.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the main ringleader of the gang, drug dealer Md. Shahin alias Star Shahin managed to flee the scene.

Source: United News of Bangladesh