A Bangladeshi worker has died after being caught by a broker in the urban area of Benghazi, Libya. The worker died last Thursday at 1 am Bangladesh time.
The name of the deceased worker is Ibrahim Fakir. He is the son of Nurul Islam of Safibad village of Kachua upazila of Chandpur. Abdul Hakim, a colleague of the same village, confirmed the death on a mobile phone on Friday night.
Rozina Begum, the wife of the deceased Ibrahim, requested the government to bring her husband’s body to the country and said, “My husband died due to torture and beating by the brokers taken in Libya.”
Narrating the incident, Rozina Begum also said, ‘Khorshed Alam of Safibad village, a member of Dalal Chakra, took Libya about 1 year ago after talking about taking my husband to Italy. They kept my husband locked in a locked room without giving him work and tortured him in various ways for money. He died not being able to bear the torture.’
Local UP member said. Zakir Hossain Molla said, ‘many people in this area have become destitute due to the clutches of brokers. But because of Khorshed Alam, many people have been displaced. I am requesting the intervention of the administration through Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Expatriate Welfare Ministry to bring Ibrahim’s body to the country.
2 months ago from the clutches of brokers in Libya returned to the country. A person named Kabir Hossain said that my uncle Ibrahim Fakir suffered a lot because he was stuck with the broker. He died without being able to bear the tragic torture.
In this regard, the wife Rozina Begum filed a case in the Chandpur court last year under the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act. The learned Court directed the PBI to investigate the case.
When asked, Chandpur PBI Superintendent of Police Mustafa Kamal said that the case is being investigated. Apart from Khorshed Alam, three others have been identified in the Dalal ring. There are several others in this broker circle. Efforts are on to arrest them.
Mustafa Kamal also said that the concerned department has already been informed to bring Ibrahim’s body to the country. In the last two weeks, more than 400 people who had migrated to Libya in the clutches of brokers have returned to the country.