Sopore: Three youths – all from Brath Kalan village of Sopore town in North Kashmir Baramulla, Kashmir – have been missing since the evening of March 6, Sunday.
22-year-old, 12th pass and a ITI student, Sajad Ahmad Mir S/O Ghulam Qadir Mir went missing after he was last seen by his neighbours in a local masjid during Asr Nimaz. “We tried to call him but his phone was switched off, we even tried to search for him by contacting all our relatives and his friends but no one has heard of him since,” his father Ghulam Qadir said.
Altaf Ahmad Mir S/O Abdul Rashid Mir, a 25-year-old fruit business person and a 2nd year pass out, is also missing from the same day. “He was with us till 3 pm, when he left home saying that he was going to Sopore, he never came back,” his father Abdul Rashid told Kashmir Reader.
Similar is the story of Nayeem Ahmad Najar S/O Ghulam Hassan Najar, a student who is doing his masters through IGNOU from Sopore Degree College, whose family has not heard from him since that day. His father Ghulam Hassan told Kashmir Reader that he left for his class on Sunday and never returned.
All the three families have claimed that they have filed a missing report in Sopore police station. Meanwhile, when contacted, the Superintendent of Police, Sopore, said they were “doing their best to trace the missing youths”.