20 people kidnapped in 22 days in Teknaf Kidnap
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20 people kidnapped in 22 days in Teknaf

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 23 Mar 2024, 02:01 pm

Dhaka, March 23: Kidnapping business does not stop in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf. Miscreants abducted five people from the vegetable field next to the Pankhali Hills of Hnila West Upazila on Thursday (March 21) early in the morning. They have not been rescued yet.

From the first of this month to Friday (March 22), 20 people, including children, have been abducted. Most of whom returned home on ransom.

According to the victims, more than 150 people have been caught by the kidnappers in the last three years. Among them were school, college and madrasa students, kathurias, fishermen, farmers and expatriates. After the kidnapping, five people were killed as they could not pay the demanded ransom. The people of this region are living in fear of kidnapping as the kidnapping trade is increasing day by day.

According to sources, five persons, including a teenager, were abducted while guarding the family's vegetable field in Teknaf on Thursday. They are Md. Shamim (19), son of late Syed Ullah of West Pankhali, Ward No. 4, Hnila Union, Teknaf, Mohammad Rafiq (19), son of Fakir Mohammad of the same area, Mohammad Jihan (18), son of Shahjahan, Mohammad Noor (22), son of Abdur Rahim and Nurul. Amin's son Abdur Rahim (14).

Sona Mia, the elder brother of abducted Shamim, said that various types of vegetables including potatoes, chillies and corn have been cultivated on the land next to the West Pankhali hills. Shamim and the other four abducted were working in their fields. When they went to the field on Thursday morning, they were caught by the kidnappers. After this incident, Thursday and Friday, they were searched in different parts of the hill and could not be found.