Note recovered from hostel room says, ‘I quit’
Srinagar: Suhail Aijaz, a Kashmiri student pursuing the medical course MBBS in Orissa’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bhubaneswar, has gone missing under mysterious circumstances from his hostel room.
A resident of Marsari Chowkibal, Kupwara district, Suhail was studying in AIIMS Bhubaneswar since 2016. Aijaz Ahmad Kataria, his father, told Kashmiri news agency GNS that Suhail had called him on phone on February 6 to ask for some cash to be deposited in his account. Since then, he had not heard from Suhail.
“I deposited money in his account the next day (Feb 7),” Aijaz was quoted as saying by GNS. He added, “Since then, there is no contact with him. We waited till Feb 20, thinking that he might call and that he might be busy with studies.”
Himanshu Swhaim, Station House Officer of Khandagiri police station in Bhubaneswar, told Kashmir Reader that a missing report under FIR number 21/2018 has been registered after authorities at AIIMS Bhubaneshwar approached the police on February 9.
Swhaim said that police visited Suhail’s room and recovered a note, which has led the police to believe that he may have been upset with his studies. “The note contained the words: ‘I quit and please forgive me.’ Swhaim added, “Another thing written in the letter was, ‘I was happy with my friends’.”
Police contacted Suhail’s friends for investigation, Swhaim said. “All the friends whom we spoke to said Suhail was upset for a long time,” Swhaim said, adding that Suhail’s father visited the police station on Saturday.
Sri Satyabrata Bhoi, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar, told Kashmir Reader that Suhail’s phone details show that he went to Kolkata where his phone became switched off. “Orissa Police has contacted Kolkata police regarding him,” Bhoi said.
“Further investigation is going on. So far it seems he may have left studies due to pressure of studies, as police have received a note from his room in which he has written, ‘I quit’,” the Deputy Commissioner said.