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3 'missing' madrasa girls rescued from Dhaka slum

  • Published at 07:53 pm September 17th, 2021
Madrasa girls
Photo shows the three rescued girls who went missing on September 12, 2021 UNB

The trio went missing mysteriously in the early morning of September 12

Three minor girls who went missing from the residential hall of a madrasa in Jamalpur on Sunday, have been rescued, police said on Friday.

The three have been identified as Mim Aktar, 9, Surya Banu, 10, Monira, 11, all students of Darul Taqwa Mahila Madrasa in Islampur upazila of the district.

The girls were rescued from a slum in the Manda area of Dhaka around 12am Friday by a police team, led by Additional Superintendent of Islampur Circle Md Sumon Mia.

Sumon said that after fleeing from the madrasa on September 12, the three girls took a train to Dhaka.

The trio got off at Kamalapur Railway Station and took a cycle rickshaw, whose owner was tracked down by the police team after scanning the CCTV footage of the station.

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"We rescued the three from the rickshaw puller's house in the slum," Sumon said.

On September 12, during the Fajr prayer in the early morning, the three students went missing from the madrasa mysteriously.

On Wednesday night, Monira’s father filed a complaint against the headmaster of the madrasa, Moulana Asaduzzaman, and three other teachers -- Rabeya Aktar, Shukria Aktar, and Ismail Hossain.

An FIR was subsequently lodged by the police against the four under the Human Trafficking Prevention Act. The four were arrested later.