The journalist was found in Sitakunda’s Kumira area on Sunday evening Golam Sarwar, a journalist of weekly Akjer Surjodoy who had been missing for the past three days, has been taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH). Earlier on Sunday, he was found in a semiconscious state at Kumira in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong.
After being informed of the matter, leaders of the Chittagong Union of Journalists (CUJ) rushed to the hospital. Jubayer Siddiqui, assistant editor of Ajker Surjodoy, said: “Sarwar is lapsing in and out of consciousness. His words are slurred and he was saying that he had been tortured. He also said he was injected with something.
” Sarwar’s wife Jesmine Akhter also said her husband had spoken of being tortured after being rescued.
a local journalist, told: “When locals rescued the missing journalist, he begged them not to beat him and said he would not publish news anymore.” The missing journalist was found at 7:30 pm on Sunday in the Chhoto Kumira area.
Golam Sarwar, 36, staff reporter of Ajker Syurjodoy, left his work station from the city’s Lusai Bhaban for his rented house at Battery Goli on Thursday. Locals saw him going out of his house on Thursday morning, and his mobile phone has remained switched off since then.
Jubayer Siddiqui, assistant editor of Ajker Suurjodoy, filed a missing diary with the city’s Kotwali police station on Thursday. According to Jubayer, Sarwar had a long-standing land dispute with his step-brothers and money lenders often threatened him over unpaid loans.
The CUJ had staged a sit-in in front of the the CMP commissioner’s office on Sunday, demanding the immediate rescue of the missing journalist.