SRINAGAR: A 19-year old student from Khanyar has mysteriously gone missing after appearing in examination at a private institution in Batamaloo on March 22.
As per the family members, Afshan Pervaiz- a student of Arabic at Alkulyatus Salaffiyyah, left home in the morning to attend the examination paper at the college that was scheduled at 10:30 am, but didn’t return home till late hours.
Day before Pervaiz went missing, he told his family that he would stay at the college hostel to devote more time to studies during the examination period.
“During evening when we tried to contact Afshan, his cell phone was switched off. Even though he had told us that he would stay put at hostel, we were still concerned about his whereabouts and wellbeing,” says Tasleema, the paternal aunt of Pervaiz.
She said the next day they went to enquire about Pervaiz from his relatives and college but they found no trace of him. “College authorities told us that he had not stayed at the hostel. We went everywhere we thought he might have gone, but he was nowhere,” says Tasleema. The family has lodged an FIR in this regard at police station Batamaloo.
Shocked by the mysterious disappearance, the family says it is behind their comprehensions that who would be behind the disappearance of Pervaiz. “Our son was gentle person. He had no animosity with anyone. Neither had had any issues with anyone,” says the family.
The college administration said that Parvaiz appeared to write his first English paper,” “He left college as soon as he was done with the examination,” the administration of college said. On March 22, however, he didn’t turn up for the second paper. Given the huge number of students writing the exams, nobody realized his disappearance except for the exam supervisors. We took it (his absence) as some of his personal problem,” said Mohammad Yaqoob Al-Madni, the college principal.
He says that the college administration came to know about Pervaiz’s disappearance when a posse of police and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sleuths on separate occasions visited college for enquiry about him.
“Pervaiz was a humble and a down-to-earth boy. We are all confused and shell-shocked as to what led his mysterious disappearance,” says the college administration.
Station House Officer, Pervaiz Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader that they have learnt that Pervaiz had boarded a flight to Delhi and from there he has flown to some foreign nation.
“We have different reports coming in from our sources. We have spoken to our Delhi counterparts and they have confirmed that Pervaiz has flown from Srinagar to Delhi. We have also inputs that from Delhi, he has either gone to Iran or Dubai but that has not been confirmed yet. Our investigation is on,” says the police official.