Srinagar: Students of the Department of Geology at the University of Kashmir held a protest on Monday seeking whereabouts of their fellow student missing since last Monday.
The students said that Sameer Ahmed Dar, a 2nd semester student of the department went missing on March 19 after he left for university from his home. Sameer is a resident of Kakapora area in district Pulwama.
Nadeem Amin, his classmate who also shared a rented room with him at Habak locality of Srinagar, said that Sameer left his room last Saturday (March 17) for home.
“On Monday, he called me at 8:15am and asked me to keep the keys of the room there. At around 11:30 am I called him again and he told me that he’ll come to university but he didn’t. I went to the room and he wasn’t there. His mobile number is off since” Nadeem said.
The protesting students held placards reading “In Solidarity with Sameer”, “Find Sameer” and marched in the campus, raising slogans demanding whereabouts of Sameer.
An official at the Proctor’s wing, Kashmir University said that they have conducted an enquiry and found that Sameer had attended his practical examination on Friday and didn’t attend the university on Saturday.
“His mobile phone is currently switched off and we are also making efforts to trace him at our own level,” he said.
Mohammad Altaf Dar, elder brother of Sameer Ahmed told Kashmir Reader that they have filed a missing report in concerned police station on March 23 and another missing report in Kashmir University on March 24.
“Sameer left for University at around 8:30 a.m. His friends contacted him at around 11:30 a.m. and then he mysteriously disappeared,” Altaf said. “Police have no clue about his whereabouts.”