A Rohingya Youth’s Whereabouts Still Unknown
By The Stateless
Kutupalong, Bangladesh: It has been exactly a week since a 24 years old Rohingya youth was kidnapped, his whereabouts is yet to be known.
In the broad daylight of December 14, Mohammed Anam, a registered Kutupalong Rohingya refugee who lives at room no. 5/6 of shed 77, was kidnapped by a group of unidentified people at 2:15 pm.
He was at his shop located inside Kutupalong Refugee camp when the unidentified group approached and exchanged few words briefly before he was forced to get into the group’s minivan.
Oli Ahmed, the father of the victim was on the site at the time of kidnapping, which he described as a sudden without any warning or alarm before his son was being abducted. When it came to know that it was a kidnapping, Anam’s family immediately drew attention by reporting to the camp-in-charge of Kutupalong camp, Mahmudul Haque about their son.
The camp-in-charge informed and enquired Cox’s Bazar and Ukhiya Police stations, which yielded the affords no gain on whereabouts of Anam.
The family desperately searches travelling to the Cox’s Bazar offices of Bangladesh RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) and UNHCR.
When the family finally tried to register a complaint on GD (General Diary) as a “kidnapping” at Ukhiya Police Station, the officer-in-charge (OC) refused to registered as “kidnapping” and instead penned as “missing”.
The father and people at the site undeniably take it as “kidnapping”, and their worries for Anam multiply as the day passes by. The family is requesting all the agencies bring back and the kidnappers to return their son.
Anam is a youth with discipline who sees a great future despite being born and growing up in the one of the most dire camps in the world, where the hope and optimism is holding back the lives of Rohingya youths.
Kidnappings and false-cases are frequent for the residents of Rohingya refugee camps, resulting in further lost and destruction of many Rohingya refugee lives.