Family appeals for return as youth goes missing in Shopian

Person Missing

SRINAGAR — A 20-year-old youth from southern Kashmir’s Shopian district is missing since June 11, 2020 when he left his home but did not return.

The youth has been identified as Basit Ahmad Bakshi, son of Mohammad Ismail Bakshi, a resident of Ramnagri village in Shopian district.

“He is a undergraduate student and we are worried for him. We appeal him to return home,” the family members said.

They said, “Basit did not return after he left him home for market to buy medicine on June 11 at 2:00 PM.”

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The family especially his aged parents are worried over his safety. They have put out a video on social media in which they are appealing him to return home.

After finding no whereabouts about him, the family lodged an First Information Report (FIR) in Hirpora Police Station. “We have lodged missing report at Hirpora Police Station about our son. I request my son to return home safely wherever he is because of my illness,” his father said.

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Basit’s old-aged mother said, “I am a heart patient and I can’t live without my son. I request him with folded hands to come. Please don’t leave us in this condition.”

“We don’t know whether he is hiding or has joined any militant group. You must return home for our sake,” the family said.

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