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Family worries over fate of rescued boy

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, June 30: Family members of the 18-year-old Khasi boy, who was rescued by Bangladesh police last month, on Friday sought the intervention of the state government as till date the boy has not yet be handed over to the country. The boy is presently with the Bangladesh police.

Dajied Kynshai Syiemlieh, a petty worker from Nongjri-Umsur in South West Khasi Hills was kidpped on April 27, and later was rescued on May 15. In this connection Bangladesh police have arrested one kidpper.

“Almost one month have passed since the rescue by Sherpur districts police in Bangladesh but till today we have not been able to communicate with Dajied, however we have only received pictures of him and that he is currently being hold up at the Indian Embassy in Bangladesh,” Dold Syiemlieh, uncle of the boy and village secretary of Umthied Pynther told reporters before meeting Home Minister H D R Lyngdoh.

He said through the SP South West Khasi Hills Herbert Lyngdoh, the Bangladesh police have informed that the boy is safe and in good health.

“They communicated to the SP saying that he is in good condition but how can we be certain as we have only been shown a picture of him,” Syiemlieh said.

Informing that last week the family members have met the SP South West Khasi Hills in this regard, he said, “The SP told us that in their communication with the Bangladesh police they have learned that the reason for the delay is because Eid al-Fitr was being celebrated in Bangladesh and that it was a holiday hence they can’t process the paper works of the boy.”

Meanwhile, the Home Minister in the presence of Meghalaya DIG of Police and SP City has assured the family members of the boy that the matter will be taken up seriously.

Syiemlieh said, “The Minister told us that the only thing left is for the boy to attain a transit Visa.”

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