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PBI traces youth after 12 years of going into hiding

He left home fearing his father’s scolding

Published : 24 May 2022 09:36 PM

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) traced a young who went on hiding twelve years ago from the city. The victim was identified as Md Sumon.

PBI Special Superintendent Jahangir Alam disclosed it at a press conference in the capital Dhaka on May 24.

According to his guardian, Sumon was a student of class seven at Shaheed Smriti High School in Mirpur.

After giving up his study, he took a job in a local packaging factory. On August 31 in 2010, while returning home, he sat down for gambling in the market area of Mirpur-11 in the capital Dhaka.

After losing all Tk 100, he sold his mobile phone and lost the money 

in the gambling too. He became afraid to return after losing his phone fearing his father. At one stage, he decided not to go back his home. Thus he left his house and started his struggle life.

Sometimes he would spend the night on the verandah of Baitul Mukarram Mosque, sometimes on the bus stand, sometimes on the sidewalks. He used to work in the flower market, as bus helper and hotel boy. He also worked as bus driver. Sumon also got married four years ago.

But after his missing, his father Mozaffar Hossain first lodged a GD with the local  police. He later filed a case.

Local police, Detective Branch, CID investigated the case. But all failed to trace him and gave final report. Later the case was handed over to the PBI following court order.

Finally after twelve years, PBI traced him after getting cooperation from his wife.

Inspector Mohammad Tariqul Islam of PBI rescued Sumon from Madinabagh area under Kadamtali police station on May 23.

PBI Special Superintendent Jahangir Alam said that Inspector Tariqul Islam took charge of the case on September 3 in 2019. PBI also submitted a final report on March 9 this year stating that the case would be revived in the future.

“After tracing Sumon, we applied to the court for reviving the case. As per court order, we traced him”, he said.