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Body of Jhenaidah-4 MP recovered from Kolkata 8 days after he went missing in India

Published: 11:41, 22 May 2024

Body of Jhenaidah-4 MP recovered from Kolkata 8 days after he went missing in India


Staff Correspondent

Kolkata police have recovered the body of Anwarul Azim Anar, a member of the parliament (MP) for the Jhenaidah-4 constituency, eight days after going missing in India. 

His body was recovered from an abandoned home in Kolkata's New Town early hours today (22 May), confirmed a deputy police commissioner of Kolkata police.

He said Azim's daughter Mumtarin Ferdous Doreen, now in Kolkata, rushed to the spot after hearing the news.


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Azim went missing a day after going to India for medical purposes on 12 May, according to his family members. 

On 19 May, his daughter Doreen told reporters during a press briefing that she sought the help of the detective branch (DB) of police to track her father's location. 


DB police had been working with Indian police to find MP Azim. 


Jhenaidah-4 MP goes missing in India, daughter seeks help from DB
According to the DB Chief Harun-or-Rashid, MP Azim entered India through the Darshana-Gede border on 12 May. 

He stayed at the house of a man named Gopal there. The next day, he left the house after breakfast. 

"He was supposed to return to the house by evening. But he didn't," said Harun.

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