• Saturday, Oct 16, 2021
  • Last Update : 02:05 am

Kidnappers murder 7-year-old in Bogra

  • Published at 08:17 pm January 22nd, 2021
Bogra map
Map of Bogra Dhaka Tribune

Child was abducted 40 days ago, killers demanded Tk3 lakh ransom 

A seven-year-old child has been murdered by unidentified kidnappers in Gabtoli upazila of Bogra, after his parents failed to pay a Tk3 lakh ransom.

The kidnappers contacted the parents by phone on Thursday evening and gave them the location of the body, Gabtoli police station Officer-in-Charge Nuruzzaman Raju said.

The victim’s father filed a murder case with the police station on Friday, he added.

The child’s body was found drowned in a pond close to the family’s house in Nishupara village at Rameshpur union of the upazila. His arms and legs were tied up and his mouth was gagged.

The body has been sent to  the Bogra Shajimek Hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC further said.

Deceased Hanjala is the son of Pintu Mia, a Bangladeshi expatriate working in Malaysia. The child, a student of  Battala Hafezi Madrasa, went missing while playing with his friends in the afternoon on December 13. 

Subsequently, the kidnappers contacted mother Taslima Begum by phone with their ransom demands.

After receiving news of the abduction, Pintu Mia immediately returned to Bangladesh and the parents took the phone number used by the kidnappers to Gabtoli police station. They claim police were of little assistance and did not cooperate.

About 40 days later, on Thursday, the kidnappers called Taslima once again to inform her that they had murdered the child as the ransom had not been paid. They told her that they had thrown her son in the pond after wrapping him in polythene and tying bricks to his feet.

OC Nuruzzaman Raju said an investigation is underway to identify and arrest those involved in the abduction and murder of the child.

He also said significant effort had been put in to rescue the child, to no avail.

“The phone number that the kidnappers originally used was switched off. The kidnapper claimed to be a Sub-Inspector Faruque, but there is no such SI,” he added.

Residents of Nishupara village have demanded the immediate arrest of the murderers and exemplary punishment.

Facebook 69
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail