Dhaka, March 26 -- Captain RAM Khairul Bashar went missing while his wife was pregnant during Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971.

Nurun Nahar Bashar welcomed her son, Iqbal Bashar Babu, into the world in July of that year, amidst a tumultuous backdrop. With war raging all around, her husband's whereabouts unknown, intelligence agents closely monitoring her, and faced with isolation, she navigated through these adversities with resilience.

A Pakistani colleague later provided Nurun Nahar with her husband's khaki army uniform, but they refrained from disclosing his fate.

After the war ended, they learnt through his acquaintances in the army that Captain Bashar was bayoneted to death during interrogation on May 29, 1971 at a torture cell...