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The missing men from the Mirpur militant den

  • Published at 04:18 pm September 7th, 2017
The missing men from the Mirpur militant den
A 22-year-old man working at the militant den in Mirpur has been missing since Sunday. The family of Kamal, who worked at Abdullah’s home in Mirpur, told the media about him being missing after the raid ended. Kamal’s father Abdul Malek said: “I have had no contact with my son since the second day of Eid. He was working at Abdullah’s residence for the last six months. He helped Abdullah to look after his pigeons.” “My son is not a militant. He prayed but was not a fanatic. Abdullah is responsible for my son’s death,” he also said. Kamal’s parents believe their son was killed in the explosions at Abdullah’s house.
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Kamal is the second among five children. He came to Dhaka from Bhola to work for Abdullah at Tk6,000 per month. He previously worked at a tea stall in his village. During Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr, Kamal visited his family. But he failed to visit the village during Eid-ul-Azha. Sirajul Islam, the night guard of the alley where Komol Prova, the militant den is located, was also reported missing. His wife Nazma Begum told the Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday that Sirajul did not come home on Tuesday morning and was unreachable over the phone. When the Dhaka Tribune reached out to the Rapid Action Battalion, Sirajul’s whereabouts were confirmed. Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of the Media and Legal wing, said: “We have arrested the owner of the house and the night guard on suspicions of collaborating with the militants. Regarding Kamal’s absence, Commander Mufti told the Dhaka Tribune: "We found two bodies of Abdullah's associates from the flat. But we are not sure whether Kamal is among them. The bodies have been sent for DNA testing."