Bengal Men Kidnapped by ISIS, Kin Meets Mamata


Kolkata: The wives of two workers from West Bengal’s Nadia district, who were kidnapped by ISIS terrorists in June 2014 from Iraq’s Mosul, met chief minister Mamata Banerjee at her Kalighat residence on Monday seeking help.

Namita Sikdar and Dipali Tikadar said that they have not received any communication from their husbands since 2014, after getting a fanatic call from the duo that they have been kidnapped by ISIS.

Sikadar said, “We managed to meet CM Mamata Banerjee at her home with the help of Nadia district. Magistrate. The meeting was short but the CM instructed her office-bearers to hear out our pleas.”

The helpless women had earlier made a plea to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with the help of BJP MLA Shamik Bhattacharya to no avail.

Namita has alleged that the company which hired her husband has simply stepped away and is not doing anything to rescue him.

On the other hand, Dipali, the wife of other construction worker has said that his company has moved him to a safer place, but could not elaborate any further.