The Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry sought intervention of the Foreign Office to take up with South Africa the issue of at least three Bangladeshi migrants who were recently murdered by extortionists in South Africa.
The victims included Shah Poaran and Mohin Uddin of Feni and Mohammad Ibrahim Khalil of Noakhali.
State minister for Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad in a letter sought foreign minister Abdul Momen’s ‘personal intervention’ to ensure justice to the victims and also for steps to stop Bangladesh migrants getting murdered in South Africa in future.
Imran said he spoke to the victims’ family members in Bangladesh and assured them of all out cooperation from the government.
‘It is urgently needed to ensure that they got justice as well as all their dues besides financial assistance,’ he said.
According to family members, Mohin Uddin, 40 of Feni was killed by a gang of extortionists in South Africa on Wednesday. He was shot dead in a shop he owned in the North-West Province of South Africa.
Mistreatments stabbed and murdered Ibrahim Khalil on January 27 while he was working in his shop. Shah Poran was attacked by some extortionists on January 25 at Julu Natal Province and he succumbed to his injuries two days later.
Bangladeshis in South Africa, either run small businesses or work, but there is no dependable data of how many Bangladeshis lost their lives in the hands of miscreants said officials in Dhaka.
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