In a matter of grave concern, a 22-year-old Hindu girl has been trafficked to Bangladesh from Barasat, West Bengal. The accused has been identified as Alex Afrin Rik, a Bangladeshi national who was residing in Haringhata, Nadia district of West Bengal illegally with the fake identity of Rajdeep Biswas.
Afrin had procured a forged Voter ID card, Aadhar Card and Pan Card of Bharat, as per local media reports. This in itself is a serious issue in West Bengal and has been highlighted in media numerous times: Bangladeshi infiltrators entering Bharat via West Bengal easily procure fake Bharatiya documents which they use to carry out anti-social activities.
Last year, with his assumed Hindu identity, Alex Afrin attended an occasion held at the residence of Uttam Kumar Aich. On 29th July last year, Uttam Kumar found that his 22-year-old daughter was missing. He and other family members searched for her everywhere but could not find the girl. The family eventually learnt that the boy who had attended their function as Rajdeep Biswas had taken the girl away with him.
The father immediately went to Barasat Police Station to complain about his missing daughter and the possibility of her being kidnapped; but apparently, the police was indifferent to the incident and took no action to find the girl.
Seeing no action from the police’s end, Uttam Kumar Aich started searching for his daughter himself and reached Haringhata where the accused had put up. There he discovered that the real name of the accused is Alex Afrin Rik and he was residing in the area with bogus documents. He also discovered a Facebook account with his photo which gave away his real identity.
Uttam Kumar again approached the police with his latest findings and the police continued with their indifference and inaction despite knowing the gravity of the situation. This apathy of the West Bengal police towards Hindu victims is a routine menace. Last week, Ratan Rao, whose 16-year-old daughter was abducted by a Muslim boy from Gangarampur, Dakshin Dinajpur, as part of grooming Jihad, had also accused the local police of inaction on his complaint about his missing daughter.
On 4th September last year, Uttam Kumar received a Whatsapp call from his daughter, but the call was soon disconnected. The hapless father went to Bangladesh to look for his daughter without any support from police or administration; but had to return empty-handed. On 17th February 2021, he got another call from his missing daughter, and again the line got disconnected abruptly. The father again headed for Bangladesh with some more leads.
Uttam Kumar learned that the accused is a resident of Rajiher in Agailjhara Upazila of Barishal district, Bangladesh. He finally mets Afrin’s mother and pleaded with her to allow him to meet his daughter once. But he has driven away. They also gave him death threats and asked him to return to Bharat at once.
Back in Bharat, he again approached Barasat police and was faced with their habitual indifference. He then filed a case with the Calcutta High Court. After studying the case, High Court Justice Rajashekhar Mantha has directed the state police to work with CID to investigate this case. The judge has also ordered CBI involvement in this case and asked them to take help from Interpol as well to retrieve the girl.
After trafficking cattle for years, Bangladeshis illegals have now started trafficking young Hindu women from the border state of West Bengal to Bangladesh. The state administration and police officials continue to be as indifferent as they were in previous cases.
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