Bantwal: Abubaqer and his son Safwan from Puttila Karpadi in the taluk were working in Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia earlier. One day last October, Abubaqer was found murdered by unidentified gunmen there.
Since then, Safwan had been in a dejected state. On Feb 2 this year, he arrived by air in Mumbai on his way home. However, instead of taking a flight to Mangaluru, he went missing, after having left his baggage behind in Sahar airport.
After 14 days, he was spotted in a railway station in Maharashtra by some persons known to him who had read about his disappearance earlier. They informed his family members. K V Ilyas, a relative from Valachil near Mangaluru went to Mumbai and escorted him back to his native village.
Ever since, he stayed with his mother’s house in Karpadi. On April 9 he left the house on the pretext of going to the Barya panchayat office to get an Aadhaar card done but did not return thereafter.
A complaint has been filed in Punjalakatte police station. He stands 5’5″ tall, has a longish face and fair complexion and speaks Kanndad, Hindi, Arabic, Malayalam and English.
Anyone spotting him or knowing his whereabouts may inform the Punjalakatte police on +91 8256 279375.