They suspect that the eight may have joined militant groups. Some of them were able to contact with their children but they have not returned home.
According to sources in the law enforcement agencies, the newly-reported eight individuals are Tahmid Rahman Safi from Nikunja area of Dhaka; Dr Arafat Al Azad from Baridhara; Hasib Monaz from Banani; Angur Rahman Masud from Ashulia of Savar; Redwan Islam Tuhin from Sreepur of Gazipur; Turkiur Rahman from Bogra; and Rabeya Akther Tumpa and Sayma Akther Mukta from Gopalganj.
Of them, passport numbers of five were found – Masud AA9399806, Tuhin AF6198425, Tumpa AD2922846, Mukta AX0148200 and Turkiur 4369783.
A competent source in a law enforcement agency told the Dhaka Tribune that these eight persons had left the country at different times and this is why they stop communicating with their families.
Earlier it was found that some of the militants who attacked a Gulshan restaurant and Sholakia Eid congregation, and those killed in a raid at Kallyanpur had remained missing for a long period of time. It prompted many parents to file general diaries with the police to get back their children.
Police's elite force Rapid Action Battalion published a list of missing individuals of 262 people. They later updated the list and brought the number to 68. The Police Headquarters is also working on a list of missing persons.
Meanwhile, the police chief has said that they would cooperate if any of the missing people wants to return.