SRINAGAR: A young man from North Kashmir’s Kupwara district has gone missing in Ludhiana city of the northern Indian state of Punjab.
Firdous Ahmed Peer, a resident of the Muqam Dardpora Kralpora area of Kupwara, went missing on February 17th of this year, and his family has been unable to locate him since then.
The family, including the youth’s mother and sister, went to the Press Enclave Srinagar to draw the media’s attention to the matter. One of the relatives told the news agency KNT that Firdous had been working in a hotel in Ludhiana, where he had gone with a friend from Anantnag. The hotel authorities informed them that Firdous was untraceable since February 17th.
Another relative claimed that Ludhiana police are not taking the matter seriously. “We have repeatedly visited the Ludhiana police station, but the officers are not paying serious attention, and no effort is being made to locate our missing family member,” he said.
The protesting family has urged the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Kupwara district administration to raise the matter with the Punjab Police. [KNT]