Missing Bangladeshi athlete found safe in US

Rezwanul Haque

File photo of Rezwanul Haque Special Olympics International

His disappearance on July 19 prompted a search

Bangladeshi athlete Rezwanul Haque, who went missing in Chicago last week, has been found safe.

The member of the Bangladesh Special Olympics team was found with his relatives in Akron, approximately 360 miles east of Chicago, on Tuesday, reports the Chicago Tribune, citing police.

Rezwanul went missing on July 19 after leaving the Gold Coast hotel where he was staying, prompting a search.

Akron Police Department’s Spokesman Lt Rick Edwards said, on Wednesday, it looks like he came to Akron and visited family members.

Edwards said that Chicago police investigators contacted the department on Tuesday and provided them with an address to see whether Rezwanul was there.

The officers located him at the home of some family members and notified the Chicago Police Department of the matter, Edwards said.

Meanwhile, Monir Choudhury, Bangladesh consulate general in Chicago, on Tuesday, said he was glad to hear that Rezwanul was found safe and sound.

In the 2015 Special Olympics, Rezwanul won a gold medal in men’s singles badminton, according to a statement from Special Olympics International.

Source: Dhaka Tribune.

One Response to Missing Bangladeshi athlete found safe in US

  1. Hard to believe, Rizwan could travel 360 miles away from Chicago unless it was by design & unholy intent, without the permission of the organisers. Govt shud be careful since such events may lead to loss of image for the country.

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