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Quota movement leader Tarek goes missing

Parents demand his safe return

WT24 Desk

Parents of Tarek Rahman, a joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, a platform leading the quota reform movement, remained missing since Saturday, UNB reports.

Addressing a press conference at Crimes Reporters’ Association of Bangladesh (Crab) auditorium in city’s Segun Bagicha on Sunday, Tarek’s father Abdul Latif and mother Shahana Begum demanded steps to trace their son.

Abdul Latif said, “I talked to Tarek on July 14 over phone and during the conversation Tarek told me that he was being followed by some plainclothes police and he remained missing since then. His phone was found switched off since Saturday evening.”

“Later, I went to Shahbagh Police Station to inform police when they said they will investigate the incident. I’ll lodge a general diary with the police station today,” said Tarek’s father.

After completing his Honours and Master’s degrees from Cumilla University, Tarek got admitted to a job coaching center in Dhaka and involved in the ongoing quota reform movement, he said.

Tarek was involved in the politics of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) when he was a university student, he added.

Shahana Begum, mother of Tarek said, “My son didn’t do anything wrong. Why he should be picked up by someone or remain disappeared?”

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