Abducted Hindu woman teacher recovered?

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Dhaka, March 23, 2016: A case of an abducted Hindu woman teacher in Bangladesh has stunned the nation with the police claiming that she was recovered on the day of the incident itself but there is still no information about the people behind her abduction.

Eibela.com states that Monika Saha (34) a Hindu woman who is also a primary School teacher was abducted with the abductors demanding a ransom of Taka 10,00,000 to release her.

The kidnapping took place on Monday, 20 March 2016, and the case fell under the jurisdiction of the Jhiltuly Faridpur Kotwali police station.

As per the statement of the eye witness who was at the spot, the Hindu woman school teacher was leaving for her home when at around 4 pm a white micro bus appeared and some unidentified perpetrators caught hold of the Hindu woman and pushed her in the micro bus and fled from the scene.

The perpetrators later made ransom call to the Hindu woman teacher’s husband Bala Ram Poddar from an unknown location and demanded Taka 10,00,000 to release the woman.

A case has been registered at the Kotwali Police station at Faridpur district in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Minority Watch advocate Rabindra Ghosh spoke to Md. Nazimuddin, Officer in Charge of Kotwali Police station, over mobile who said that the victim has been recovered on the date of occurrence itself but he did not give any details about the perpetrators involved. There is also no information whether a ransom has been paid or not to secure her release.

The attitude of non-cooperation is strong in the Bangladesh police for the human rights activists and therefore it is no surprise that the said officer did not bother to provide the details or the answer to these questions.

Bangladesh Minority Watch is one of the leading human rights watchdogs in the country but now it is under severe pressure from law enforcement agencies to not investigate such incidents involving the minorities.

The team from Bangladesh Minority Watch has also visited India during which it also met several Indian politicians and handed over a dossier of minority rights violations.