Kashmiri student kidnapped in Odisha by Maoists


Bhubaneswar, Mar 05 (KNB): A second-year Kashmiri student of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is reportedly kidnapped by Maoists in Bhubaneswar city of Odisha claims a poster which was put up near a bus stand in state’s capital city.

MBBS student Suhail Aijaz, 20, from J&K’s Kupwara district left his hostel in AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, on the afternoon of February 9 after telling his friends he was going to attend a friend’s wedding in Chandigarh, said police. He told them he would return by February 16, police added. Suhail, however, did not return and AIIMS officials intimated police on February 18. Following the incident, police of three States including Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal are on the job to trace him.
In the poster, the Maoists have threatened to kill Suhail if their leader Sabyasachi Panda, who is currently lodged in jail, is not released within seven days, reports quoting the poster said. The rebels through the poster also threatened to carry out bomb explosions at various places in the city including railway station if the State Government does not pay heed to their demand.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner Police have seized the poster and started a probe to check its authenticity, informed Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi.

Pertinently, AIIMS officials said NIA and IB officials have started investigations into Suhail’s mysterious disappearance. “We have given all information that the NIA and IB officials sought about him,” said Dr Prabhas Ranjan Mishra, vice-dean of the institute.
Police are closely monitoring the case in the light of a Kashmiri student from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Mannan Wani, disappearing and reportedly ending up with militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen outfit in January. (KNB)