Sourav was rescued by police in Mymensingh on Thursday
Former state minister of home affairs Sohel Taj has said his nephew Syed Iftekhar Alam Sourav is distressed—and not in good condition— following his rescue this morning.
Sohel announced this to reporters at his residence, and also by a Facebook livestream, around 11am on Thursday.
He said: “Sourav was found with his limbs tied, wearing only pants. His eyes were also covered. The Mymensingh superintendent of police provided him with a bath and gave him some food after taking him to his house.
“After his rescue, Sourav could not understand where he was.”
Remarking about his phone-call with Sourav, he said: “Sourav is extremely distressed, which is why we want to keep him comfortable, and away from any mental pressure. Therefore, we are waiting for his return.”
Earlier on Thursday, Sohel Taj’s nephew was rescued by police in Tarakanda upazila of Mymensingh – 11 days after he was abducted from Chittagong. Police said the criminals left him in front of Jamil Auto Rice Mill in the area.
Previously, on June 17, at a press conference in the capital, Sourav’s mother Anjuman said her son went missing when he went to respond for a RAB job offer.
“RAB officials contacted Sourav, and told him to be present on June 9—in front of Agora in the Chittagong Mimi Super Market area, at 7pm—with his passport, certificates, and CV,” she told the press conference.
The victim’s family also said that on May 16, 2019, Sourav was abducted—for the first time—from his temporary residence in the capital’s Banani, by a group who identified themselves as DGFI, and RAB personnel. He was returned to his residence the following day.