Strict state surveillance on Reshma’s Ghoraghat village residence


Sadiqul Islam Rubel, Ghaibandha correspondent: Reshma, the widely discussed and controversial girl of Savar tragedy who attracted the national and international media is at her Ghoraghat residence. On Thursday night she left Dhaka on a Pajero jeep and reached her residence around 1:30 a.m. Two officers of Westin hotel accompanied her. On hearing the news of her arrival Upazilla Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Maqsuda Begum Siddique and Thana Officer In charge Zahid Hossain with a platoon of police hurried to her place. UNO clearly stated that no media is allowed to take interview of Reshma. Even no personnel of media can talk with her. They can only take photograph. He warned her father and mother along with the rest of the family members not to allow media to talk with Reshma.

When the UNO was asked the matter she said Reshma is not physically well, she also added Prime Minister’s involvement regarding the subject. But Reshma was looking good in health. Administration was very much concerned about Reshma’s security and therefore officers of Westin were under pressure to take Reshma back to Dhaka by afternoon. But Reshma wanted to stay at her birth place for 5/6 days more. At some point she cried as she was forced to leave for Dhaka. People rushed to Reshma’s place to see her as soon as her arrival news was disclosed. Hide and seek is being played with the Savar tragedy girl Reshma. Why is she being held back from the media in the name of illness? It’s natural for citizens to want to know about her 17 days ordeal.

News Source: BD 24 Live