Minor girl goes missing from Bijbehara

Anantnag: A minor girl has gone missing from Sheikh Mohalla area in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara town, creating panic in the whole area.
According to reports, the 12 -year-old girl Nilofer Jan (Nisha), daughter of Ali Muhammad Sheikh could not be found by her family since 2:00 PM Thursday afternoon.

“She had gone out to buy some candy for herself and did not return,” the family members told Kashmir Reader.

The family soon started looking for her but could not find her till late evening, after which they approached the concerned police station.

A senior police official from the Bijbehara police station acknowledged that a missing report has been received from the family.

He said that a missing report, subsequently, has been registered and an investigation has been initiated.

“We have put our men in pursuit and I am sure the girl will be found sooner than later,” the police official said.

The case has come to fore at a time when young girls are being targeted, mysteriously, in south Kashmir and their hair is being chopped off.

“The timing of Nisha going missing has unnerved all of us. First these braid chopping incidents and now this,” a neighbour of the Sheikh family told Kashmir Reader.