Four youths, three of whom are employed at an IT company in Banani, have gone missing on the same day. Separate complaints have been filed over their disappearance with Banani police.
They are Kamal Hossain, 21, Imam Hossain, 27, Hasan Mahmud, 26, and Tawhidur Rahman, 26. Details about Tawhidur could not be known immediately but police say he was friends with the other three.
Of the other three, Kamal studied at New Eskaton's Jamia Islamid Darul Ulum Madrasa. Imam and Hasan did their MA in computer science after graduating from BRAC University's Electronics and Electrical Engineering department.
They joined Intercom Trade International and Telex Limited company.
Police said three separate general diaries had been filed on June 3 and 4.
Banani police's Sub-Inspector Bazlur Rahman told the Bangla Tribune that he was investigating two of the GDs and SI Sohel Rana was looking into the other one.
SI Bazlur said Kamal disappeared on the morning of June 3 and the other two went missing in the afternoon, dubbing their disappearance “mysterious.”
“All three were practicing Muslims. We could not confirm yet whether they left everything behind to join militancy,” he added. “We are trying to find them.”
Kamal's maternal uncle Rashid Alam said his nephew lived at Karail Boro Masjid mess. He went out on the morning of June 3 for office and has been traceless since then.
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Rashid said Kamal, Imam and Hasan were good friends. They even married from the same area in Chittagong.
Rashid told Bangla Tribune: “I went to Banani from Mirpur to find out what had happened. I called his friend, Imam, to inquire about my nephew and asked him if they had any of Kamal's pictures.
“Around 5:30pm, Imam and Hasan met me at Banani's Chairman Bari area and handed over Kamal's picture. Their mobile phones, too, had been switched off since then. I later learned that the two had also disappeared.”
Kamal, hailing from Chandpur's north Matlab upazila, is the eldest of three siblings. A Banani police source said Imam hailed from Tejgaon's Monipuripara. He joined Telex Limited as a software engineer last September.
Banani police SI Sohel Rana said Hasan lived at a rented flat in Mohakhali's Wireless Gate area. He hailed from Habiganj, where he studied in a madrasa.
“We are investigating how they went off the radar. Their last traced location is Banani and their mobile phones have been switched off since their disappearance,” he added.
Four youths had gone missing together from Banani on December 1 last year. They were Safayet Hossain, Zayen Hossain Khan Pavel, Sujon, and Mehedi Hawlader. Safayet and Pavel studied at North South University.
Unidentified men dropped Mehedi on April 18 from a microbus. Sujon and Pavel were dropped in a similar manner on May 28. The three could not provide information about their abductors.
Safayet is still missing.
Care Medical College student Forhad disappeared from Matikata on November 30. On December 5, two other youths, including one Sayeed Anwar Khan, went missing.
They could not be traced yet.