Published: 20:09, May 23, 2024
Missing Bangladeshi MP found dead in Kolkata
By Xu Weiwei in Hong Kong
A Kolkata municipality vehicle sprays chemicals to sanitize an area in Kolkata, India, Aug 4, 2021. (PHOTO / AP)

A missing Bangladeshi MP has been found dead in the Indian city of Kolkata, according to Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.

Indian media quoted Khan as confirming that Anwarul Azim Anar of the Awami League, Bangladesh’s governing party, was found killed more than a week after his family reported him missing.

The missing person’s report lodged by his relatives at a police station in Kolkata on May 18 stated that Anar visited the house of a person with the name Gopal Biswas in Kolkata on May 12

The Bangladeshi mission in Kolkata said Anar’s body was found in an abandoned house in Sanjeeva Gardens in the New Town area of the city on May 22.

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The 56-year-old went missing on May 13, a day after going to India for medical treatment, Banglaesh’s Dhaka Tribune newspaper reported.

Three Bangladeshis have already been arrested in relation to Anar’s death, Bangladeshi media quoted Khan as saying.

Anar was elected to parliament in three consecutive elections in 2014, 2018, and earlier this year.

The missing person’s report lodged by his relatives at a police station in Kolkata on May 18 stated that Anar visited the house of a person with the name Gopal Biswas in Kolkata on May 12.

Anar the next day left to visit a doctor and told his family that he would return to Bangladesh on the same day.

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Turkiye’s Anadolu news agency reported that Anar had lost touch since then, according to the MP’s personal assistant Abdour Rauf.

 

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