A woman in Lakshmipur filed a general diary with police on Saturday night after it was reported that her son had gone missing.
Tajuddin, son of late Abdullah Bhuiyan of Atiatali village in Lakshmipur Sadar upazila, went to Australia for higher education in 2006.
He secured citizenship in 2008 after marrying an Australian. In 2013, Tajuddin came to his village home to visit his ailing father and returned to Australia after a week.
Tajuddin’s mother Tahera Begum, a teacher at Atiatali Government Primary School, said her husband died in September 2013 but she could not inform Tajuddin.
“He got the news of his father’s demise almost a year later when he called from Australia,” she said.
Tahera said she got worried after her son was reported missing in the media.
In the wake of the July 1 terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka, law enforcement agencies published a list of 10 men who had gone missing and Tajuddin was among them.
“After he went back to Australia in 2013, he maintained limited contact with us and even stopped sending us money. The last time I talked to him was a few days ago before Ramadan. He called and enquired after me,” said Tahera.
Md Shariful Islam, acting superintendent of police in Lakshmipur, said police have no information of Tajuddin’s whereabouts.