Bodies of two children recovered eight hours after they went missing in Tangail

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Tarek Rahman

Tangail Correspondent

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Eati Akter

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The bodies of two children, Meem Akhtar (9) and Jhuma Akhtar (9), were found in a pond eight hours after they went missing in Tangail’s Sakhipur. The bodies of two children were recovered from a pond next to the house in Paschimpara area of ​​Hekaya upazila on Saturday (September 16) around 10 pm.
The deceased Meem is the daughter of Kamrul Hasan of that area and Jhuma is the daughter of Babul Mia. Both of them were government primary school students.
Meanwhile, two more children’s bodies were found in the space of a week, causing extreme panic across the upazila.
Sakhipur police station officer in-charge (OC) Rezaul Karim confirmed this. According to the family of the two missing children and local sources, Meem and Jhuma went out to play after having lunch on Saturday. But even after evening they did not return home. Since then the family started searching for them. They were not found even till 10:30 p.m. Later, the body was found after searching with a net in the pond on the north side of the house.
Meanwhile, after Saturday evening, when the news of the disappearance of children Meem and Jhuma spread on the social media Facebook, there was panic across the upazila. Before this, a nine-year-old child, Samia, was brutally killed after being abducted in Dariyapur village of the upazila on September 8. As a result, the news of missing children of the same age, Meem and Jhuma, is causing extreme panic among the upazila residents.
Humayun Khan, Chairman of Hikaya-Rajabari Union Parishad, said, “After learning about the incident, we conducted miking in the area. Along with campaigning through social media, I searched the surrounding areas. Later their bodies were recovered from the pond.
Sakhipur police station officer in-charge (OC) Rezaul Karim said that the police were sent to the spot after receiving information about the disappearance. No one has complained to the police till now. Legal action will be taken if complaints are received.

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