2 MBBS 4th year students of Pabna Medical College missing
Their family said they have been missing, reports news agency UNB.
The missing are Jakir Hossain, son of Kaunia upazila Muktijoddha Sangsad commander Mohammad Suruzzaman and also organising secretary of the medical college unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, and his friends Tanvir Ahmed Tanay, son of Nurul Alam of Shalbon area of the district town of Rangpur.
Their family said Jakir went missing on 1 December while going to the college from the village home in Kaunia by a train.
Tanay went missing from the college campus on 30 November.
Suruzzaman lodged a general diary with Kaunia Police Station on 4 December.
The college authorities filed a GD with Pabna Sadar Police Station as well.
Sub-inspector Jahangir Alam of Pabna Sadar Police Station said Tanay remained missing after he went out of the hostel on November 30. His mobile phone was also switched off.
Meanwhile, officer-in-charge of Kaunia Police Station Abdul Kader Jilani said Jakir went to his village home on November 24. On December 1, he boarded Pabna-bound ‘Lalmoni Express’ train at Kaunia Railway Station around 11:30 am.
He had talks with his family members on mobile phone even after reaching Gaibandha, the OC said, adding that medical student remained missing since then and his mobile phone was also found switched off.
Sourav Hasan, general secretary of Pabna Medical College unit BCL, said Jakir was organising secretary of the college unit BCL and he and Tanay are friends. Tanay was involved in Tablig Jamaat, he said.
District’s Superintendent of Police Zihadul Kabir said they were investigating the matter. “We’re looking into whether they went into hiding to get involved in any militant outfit,” he said.