Several disappeared youth have already returned: Bangladesh Home Minister

| Updated: Dec 19, 2016 13:16 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 19 (ANI): After media reports suggested that many young students have gone missing for months amid fears of radicalization, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has claimed that many of them have already returned to their families. "Many students have already come back while our law enforcement agencies have found out many youths. Their efforts are on to rescue the other missing youths. So, there's no word 'missing'," the Daily Star quoted him, as saying yesterday while inaugurating the Fire Service Week 2016. The issue of youths going missing in Bangladesh first received attention after the deadly July 1, 2016 Holey Artisan Bakery attack that killed 29 people, mostly foreigners in the an upscale area of Dhaka, where all five militants belonged to affluent families and had gone missing for many months before resurfacing as militants. Since the attack, many more reports have surfaced of young students going missing for months and their whereabouts remaining unknown. (ANI)