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Handed over by Bangladesh, missing Assam man returns home after more than 4 years

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Guwahati: Bangladesh has handed over its missing son Mukul to India, making Phuleshwar Hazarika’s family very happy.

On February 16, 2017, Mukul (now 41), a rickshaw puller from Assam’s Darrang district, was reported missing. The family searched for him for several days but to no avail. Eventually a missing report was filed with the police.

Time passed but there was no news of Mukul. Then, one day in May 2019, the family was informed by the Darang police that he was lodged in the Feni prison in Bangladesh.

In a letter, India’s Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka Biswadip Dey informed the Assam government that Mukul Hazarika, son of Phuleshwar Hazarika of Hodapara village under Mangaldoi police station in Darang district, is lodged in Bangladesh’s Feni jail, even as That even after completing his, Feni is lodged in the jail of Bangladesh. Jail sentence. However, the Assam government did not comply.

Earlier this year, Darrang Superintendent of Police Sushant Biswa Sarma, who is Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s brother, took up the matter with state Home Secretary Diganta Bora.

Sarma said the state government had written to Bangladesh authorities in July requesting them to take steps to hand over Mukul to Indian authorities. He said he did not know how the man reached Bangladesh.

Mukul, a father of three children, was handed over to the BSF in Tripura on Monday. He was brought to Assam on Tuesday.

An Assam Police team had gone to Tripura with Mukul’s father. It was an emotional moment when Mukul was reunited with his father.

“It has been a long time since he went missing and we had lost all hope. I am very happy to have him back,” Phuleshwar told reporters.

It turns out that Mukul has forgotten his mother tongue Assamese and can only speak Bengali. No one is asking him how he reached Bangladesh as he looks mentally weak.

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