A leader of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, student wing of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, reportedly surrendered to the Benapole police on early Wednesday, two days after he went missing from Bagha upazila in Rajshahi.
Sobuj Rana, inspector (investigation) of Bagha Police Station, told New Age that the missing Shahadat Hossain alias Matiur Rahman, 30, joint convener of Bagha Upazila Chhatra Dal, surrendered to the Benapole police at about 5:00am on Wednesday.
He said that they sent a team from the police station to bring back Shahadat from Benapole.
‘How he reached there will be known after he is brought to Rajshahi,’ the police inspector said, adding that they would take necessary actions after talking with Shahadat.
Earlier on Tuesday, Shahada’s father Abdul Khaleque lodged a written complaint with Bagha police station alleging that his son went missing on Monday evening.
According to the written complaint, Shahadat, a resident of village Moshidpur in the upazila, left his house on Monday evening for Bagha bazar and did not return home since then.
Shahadat’s wife Swapna Khatun said that she could not understand how and why her husband reached Benapole. ‘There is no case filed against him. Why would he surrender there?’ she said, adding that one of his husband’s friends went to bring back Shahadat with the police.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, Swapna Khatun told New Age that her husband could not stay at home and had to stay in various places due to his involvement with BNP politics.
She said that a neighbor named Shakil told them on Tuesday morning that he saw a group of people chasing Shahadat at Padmar char, near the house, on Monday evening. Later, they recovered her husband’s shawl and torchlight from a road at their village.