Srinagar: A Kashmiri student pursuing an MBBS course in the prestigious AIIMS Medical College in Odhisa has gone missing from February 9, family members of the youth said.
Aijaz Ahmad Kataria, father of Suhail Aijaz, who is pursuing MBBS since 2016 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar, Odisha said that his son called him on Feb 6, asking for depositing money in his account.
“I deposited money in his account on next day (Feb 7),” Aijaz, a resident of Marsari Chowkibal, Kupwara said, adding “since then the family has no contact with him. We waited till Feb 20, thinking that he might call and as he might be busy with his studies”.
However, he said that Suhail failed to contact the family after which his we decided to visit Bhubaneswar, Odisha to enquire about his wellbeing.
“As I reached here (Odhisa) I visited his room and did not find him. I called his friend who informed me that he has not seen him since Feb 9,” Aijaz said.
“I visited the college authorities who also informed me that they have lodged a missing report with the local police station,” he added.
Meanwhile, Aijaz appealed local authorities in Odhisa to trace out his son.
When contacted, the police station in Bhubaneswar said that a missing report has been filed at the instance of college authorities on Feb 18.
“In this regard, we subsequently registered an FIR (21/2018) and have started investigations to trace out the missing student,” a police official said. (GNS)