Army soldier’s brother goes missing in J&K’s Pulwama, family appeals him to return

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Family members of a youth, who went missing last week from Tumluhal village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, today made a fervent appeal to their son to return back home.

A first-semester student of GDC Pulwama and a resident of Tumluhal Village in Lassipora area of Pulwama, Junaid Rashid Wani (20) went missing a week ago. Pertinently, Junaid happens to be the brother of an Army soldier.

Junaid’s father Abdul Rashid told NVI that they were preparing for the engagement of their other son who is an Army soldier and Junaid went to bring fodder for animals, however, he didn’t return.

“We tried to contact him but his phone came repeatedly off, after which we called all relatives and his friends but to no avail,” he said.

Rashid said that on September 10, they lodged a missing report at police station Lassipora.

 Junaid’s parents and other families members have also appealed to all militant outfits as well as the security forces in the Valley for his release.

A senior police officer said that all angles are being checked and efforts are on to trace Junaid and to reunite him with his family.

It may be recalled that Yasir Ahmed Wani, who is also the brother of a soldier and resides in Dooru area of Anantnag, recently went missing but through an audio clip, he announced that he has joined militancy. Police said that the contents of the audio were being verified.

In Junaid’s case, there is no audio clip or any other evidence that would suggest that he too has joined militancy.

-ARK