Kupwara, Aug 4: A 23-year-old youth, working as porter with army, has gone missing in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, his family and officials said on Wednesday.   

Official sources said that the family of the porter, Javaid Ahmed Magrey son of Bashir Ahmed Magrey of Parmohalla Keegam Kupwara, lodged a missing report with the police on August 3.

Javaid, who had been working as porter with 41 RR Army Camp Kalaroose, left from home towards Kalaroose some three weeks ago, his father said. “His phone was continuously switched off and we thought there might be technical issues as possible reason for it,” Bashir Ahmad Magrey, father of the youth said. “When there was no contact, we approached army and were informed that he has not reported to the camp.”

Subsequently, the family has lodged a missing report with Police Post Drugmulla on August 3. A police official confirmed the filing of the missing report. “Further proceedings have been launched,” the official added. gns

This post was published on August 4, 2021