Bangladesh yet to repatriate abducted Khasi youth

Shillong, June 30: Bangladesh is yet to repatriate a Khasi youth who was abducted by miscreants two months ago.

The youth, Dajied Syiemlieh, of Umthied-Bynther village in West Khasi Hills, was held captive in Bangladesh after he was abducted on April 27, and he was rescued by Bangladeshi police on May 15, from Sherpur district in central Bangladesh.

Dajied, who worked as helper of an earth mover, was abducted by six suspected Bangladeshi nationals from Umsur-Nongjri village in South West Khasi Hills district.

According to police, the abductors wanted to kidnap a manager of the coal depot in the area, but abducted Dajied, thinking that Dajied is the brother of the coal depot manager.

On Friday, Dajied’s father, Rejoicing Basaiawmoit and his uncle, Donald Syiemlieh met Meghalaya home minister, H.D.R. Lyngdoh and sought the government’s intervention into the delay to repatriate Dajied.

“We are concerned because he (Dajied) has not returned home till now, though he has been rescued more than a month ago,” Basaiawmoit said.

Meghalaya police officials told them that the matter was taken up with an assistant high commissioner of Bangladesh in Guwahati, Kazi Muntashir Murshed, to speed up the process of handing over of Dajied to India.


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