It has been eight years since the BDR mutiny. The two days of February have gone down in the annals of Bangladesh’s history as a dark chapter.
The past eight years have seen the bereaved families struggle to cope with the loss.
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Major Humayun Haider during a tour of dutyCourtesy
Ruponty Haider, daughter of late Major Humayun Haider (Artillery Core) wrote a moving letter addressed to her father.
The letter reads:
"I miss my baba so badly becaues he died when I was five months old as a baby girl. I miss him a lot. I want to go to the park, want to play with my dad. I want to hold my dad’s hand and go around the world. Like other kids that are my age but I couldn’t find my dad in my world. I wish he was with me but he is now in my dream. What did I do to not get a hug from my dad.
I want my dad to come alive. Why in my dream I see my dad, I want my to hold my dad’s hand very tight. Baba, please come back to me pease. Your Ruponty is waiting for you baba please come back to me please. I miss you so badly. Can I talk with you baba on the phon please … Please talk with me and play with me and hold my hand tightly please Baba please.
I want to touch you Baba I want to hug you and hold your hand very tight. Love you Baba … love so so much. Miss you Baba so badly. I am crying for you Baba. Come back to me from haven and hug me very tightly for one more time Please Baba … Love Ruponty <3 <3 <3 ... "
Ruponty Haider was less than a year old when her father was taken away from her. She is nearly nine-years-old now, living in Australia where her mother works at the Bangladesh High Commission.