Bangladeshi, in hopes of reaching France, dies in Slovakia jungle

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Farid Uddin with his daughter. Photo: CollectedGrief-stricken family of a young man who was found dead in a jungle of Slovakia on his way to France form Ukraine has sought government’s assistance to bring back his body, reports UNB.

Family members of Farid Uddin, 35, has submitted a petition to foreign minister AK Abdul Momen in this regard through district Awami League general secretary Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhuy.

Shafiqur handed over the petition to the minister on Monday.

According to his family, Farid, son of Samshad Ali of Karikona village in Biswanath upazila of Sylhet and a former officer of Biswanth branch of Eastern Bank Ltd, went missing in the Slovakia jungle on 2 September on his way to France from Ukraine.

His body was recovered from the jungle on 9 September.

The victim’s brother, Kawsar Ali, a UK expatriate, said Farid along with six other Bangladeshis and a broker started for France from Ukraine on 28 August. They reached the Slovakian jungle after walking on foot for two days.

However, Farid fell sick on the way and went missing in the jungle on 2 September while others reached France.

Talking to reporters after handing over the petition, the former member of parliament said the minister assured that the government will extend all sorts of assistance to bring back Farid’s body.

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