SRINAGAR — At least five youth are believed to have gone missing for a few weeks from south Kashmir and some of them have purportedly joined militant ranks.
Sources told news agency Kashmir Dot Com that at least five youth, falling between 20-25 years, have gone missing and are not able to be traced given their families and police’s strenuous efforts.
“The missing youth’s joining to militant ranks cannot be ruled out as a couple of them have already joined a militant outfit,” they said.
If sources are to be believed, an engineering student Touseef Ahmad and a nursing student Zahid Ahmad Chopan, both residents of Shopian have allegedly joined a militant group.
Also, among the missing youth is an 18-year-old boy from Drabgam Pulwama, whose family has been appealing for his return in a video that is making rounds on social media.
Meanwhile, a police official told KDC that they are doing their best to retrieve the missing youth and reunite them with their families.