Five youth missing from south Kashmir

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.

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