The family of a 39-year-old woman in Faizabad district has been searching for her missing daughter for more than six months.
Soifa Yusufova, Sumaya Ibrahimova’s mother, listens day and night to calls and messages from her daughter Sumaya. He left the house for the last time on April 24 and never returned.
Soifa Yusufova told Radio Ozodi on November 9 that her daughter was worried about the fact that her husband answered her on the phone during the labor migration, so she is officially divorcing him. But the husband of this woman denied such allegations and said that he did not divorce his wife.
Sumaya Ibrahimova is the mother of three school children, and now these children are being raised by their paternal grandmother.
Sumaya’s mother says that before her disappearance, her daughter said that she and her husband do not understand each other, that she wants to divorce him: “We all told her, “Don’t divorce her, maybe she was angry with him, she left in anger.” Maybe her husband didn’t give her to the police, didn’t go out, but no matter where she is, it’s enough for us to call her once and hear her voice.”
The mother says: “She went to work that morning.” Her husband had also just returned from labor migration, he came to our house and said that he would “give my daughter to the police”. I asked why? He said that “we are quarreling”. After him came my daughter and her girlfriend. I asked, “Why are you doing this?” My daughter said that when she was in Russia, she had a fight with her husband. He said, “He left me, I don’t live with him anymore,” Sumaya’s mother added.
Safarmad Saidov, the woman’s husband, told Radio Ozodi in a telephone conversation that “to take the documents of his house from the hands of his wife” it was up to the police.
Sumaya worked in a sewing workshop. According to her family, her husband asked her to stop working, but she did not fulfill his request.
He said not to work. I said, if this is the reason for their separation, advise well. Well, that’s what happened, and then my daughter came later that day and said, “Mom, I’m going somewhere, then I’ll come and visit with you.” I called after four o’clock, he said, “Mom, I’m in Hisar.” There are several documents there, I will take them and then I will go to visit with you.” The other one is the same phone, since then it has been switched off,” said Soifa Yusufova, the mother of the missing woman.
For Sumaya’s family, the reason for their daughter’s departure to Hisar is still unknown.
Sumaya’s husband returned from Russia before the disappearance of his wife, and after some time he went to work again.
On November 9, in their family in Fayzabad, no one wanted to explain the topic in front of Radio Ozodi’s cameras. Sumaya’s husband confirmed in a phone call that he and his wife disagreed about her work, but they did not have a lot of disagreements. He says that he did not divorce her while he was in labor migration and wants to continue their life together: “We didn’t have any fights or quarrels. To be honest, I don’t know why he left. We gave it to the police, but we did not find it. I am now in Russia, I don’t know anything anymore.”
The Faizabad police station did not officially discuss this matter and left the authority to explain the matter to the MIA. A police officer of this office added, without mentioning his name, that the search for Sumaya is ongoing and there is still no sign of her.
While walking in some central streets of Fayzabad, Radio Ozodi reporters wanted to see photos of the missing woman as a missing person, but they could not find them.
Sumaya’s family demands the police authorities to act seriously in finding her. They say that months have passed and they still haven’t received answers to many of their questions about their daughter’s disappearance.
The husband of the missing woman has been in labor migration for years, sometimes he comes to the homeland and returns again. Some members of Sumaya’s family even went to Russia to look for her, but all their efforts were unsuccessful, and now they want the help of the police as well as the community to inform the family wherever they see a sign of her.
His mother expressed concern over the course of the police search, saying that his whereabouts have not yet been revealed through surveillance cameras or his phone calls.
The news of the disappearance of residents, including teenagers and minors, is getting more media attention. On November 9, the Ministry of Internal Affairs did not respond to our phone calls. In recent years, official statistics on how many residents have disappeared in Tajikistan have not been published. However, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan, in total, only in nine months of 2020 – 709 people went missing. It is not known how many of them were found and how many are still missing.
Source : Радио Озоди