'Want Her Punished': Mother Of Bengal Woman Arrested In Dhaka On Terror Charges

She was arrested by Bangladesh Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit. (Representational)


An alleged member of the phobia group Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Pragya Debnath, now referred to as Ayesha Jannat Mohona, was arrested in Dhaka on Friday. Her mom, who remembered the day her daughter left residence 4 years in the past, stated: “I would like her to be punished as per legislation.”

Pragya Debnath was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the police and charged with recruiting individuals for terror actions and elevating funds, amongst others.

Hair tied again in a neat bun, she cycled each morning to varsity prepared with a smile and a greeting each time she got here throughout a identified face — that is how the individuals of Dhaniakhali bear in mind Pragya Debnath. However that was 4 years in the past.

One morning forward of the Durga Puja in 2016, Pragya Debnath left residence on this small city of Dhaniakhali in West Bengal’s Hooghly district, saying she was going out to run errands.

“It was September 25, 2016. She went out within the morning, which was regular. A couple of hours later once we referred to as her, the cell was switched off. We searched frantically however Pragya was nowhere. Lastly, we went to the police and lodged a criticism,” her mom, Geeta, stated.

Two days later, her mom obtained a name.

“Pragya referred to as me round midday and informed me she is in Bangladesh and has embraced Islam,” she stated. “She sought my blessings and stated this was the final time she was talking to us and abruptly hung up. The quantity has been unreachable ever since,” the 50-year-old mom stated.

Pragya Debnath, now 25, was a third-year undergraduate pupil in Dhaniakhali Faculty when she went lacking.

Her neighbours stated she didn’t have many pals and was shy in nature however by no means did they thought that she might change into a terrorist.

“She was a easy college-going lady who would all the time smile when she met individuals on the street,” Sushil Bera, a neighbour, stated.

Ms Geeta stated her daughter would cycle a kilometre to the school each morning and return by afternoon, and there was nothing uncommon in her behaviour. Pragya”s father is a every day wage labourer.

“I had no inkling what was occurring along with her. She was completely regular,” she added.

Ms Geeta, who thought she will not ever see her daughter once more, stated she got here to know concerning the arrest from the native media, which flashed the identify of the identify of the lady from Dhaniakhali, higher identified for cotton sarees, with “terrorist” affixed to it. “I would like her to be punished as per legislation,” she stated as she broke down.


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