A member of Bangladesh's ruling party was found murdered in the Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday morning, more than a week after he went missing, according to Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. Anwarul Azim Anar, 56, who won his third consecutive term in a constituency in the border district of Jhenaidah from the Awami League party, disappeared on May 13, a day after traveling to India for medical treatment, as reported by his relatives.

Khan informed reporters that three Bangladeshis had been arrested in connection with the lawmaker's death. Bangladesh police and Kolkata police were conducting a joint investigation and, in order to preserve the integrity of the ongoing inquiry, were unable to disclose all information at this time stated Khan.

Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud stated that the lawmaker's body was not found in the apartment where he was believed to have been killed, based on the information provided by the Bangladesh Mission in Kolkata. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her condolences and profound sorrow over the death of the lawmaker.