Five students from two schools in Cox’s Bazar town reportedly went missing since Sunday morning, creating panic among teachers and guardians.
The missing students were identified as Shihad Uddin, a Class IX student of Poura Preparatory High School, HK Galib Uddin, Shahriar Kamal Akib, Safin Nur, students of Class VIII, and Syed Nakib, a student of Class VII of Cox’s Bazar High School.
Guardians of the missing students alleged that their sons left of their homes for their schools around 11:00am and did not return till night.
They informed the school authorities who in response informed them that the students were absent in school on the day.
Galib Uddin, the elder son of advocate Abdul Amin, went out of home in the morning and did not return, said Mohammad Nezamul Haque, a colleague of Abdul Amin.
Morshedul Alam said that his two nephews — Akib and Safin — disappeared after they left home for school.
Ram Mohon Sen, headmaster of Cox’s Bazar Government Primary School, said that the students had been absent in class and the guardians complained to him that they were missing.
Jalal Hossain, uncle of missing Shihab, said that he had gone to the local police station but the police asked for more information to file a general diary.
Farid Uddin, officer-in-charge of Cox’s Bazar police station, said that he had no knowledge
of any missing student as no one had lodged any complaint.
However, the guardians feared that the boys might have been abducted in a planned way.
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