Kasargod, June 30, 2018: The police have credible information that the eleven persons from two families from Mogral and Anangur in Kasargod district who went missing after reportedly travelling to Dubai, had actually travelled to Yemen.
Police said the travel documents revealed that they intended to join a religious study centre in Yemen.
Earlier, there was widespread suspicion that the missing persons might have joined the Islamic State as was the case of several other persons who had gone missing a couple of years ago.
The first case was registered on a complaint filed by Abdul Hameed of Kunnil House at Mundamkulam in Chemnad panchayat, near Kasargod. He told police that six persons, including his daughter Naseera (25), were missing. The other five missing persons were identified as Naseera’s husband Sawad (35) of Mogral, their children Musab (6), Marjana (3) and Muhammil (11 months); and Sawad’s second wife Rahanath (25) of Chemnad. Sawad used to work in a mobile phone shop in Dubai, police said. Another youth named Ansar who hails from the district, is reportedly missing from Dubai along with his wife Zeenath and their three children.