Kashmiri student missing from AIIMS Bhubaneswar since February 9


Bhubaneswar: A Jammu and Kashmir MBBS student, Suhail Aijaz, of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar has been missing since February 9.

Suhail’s father Aijaz Ahmed on Sunday met senior officials of the Commissionerate Police (CP) seeking assistance as it has been over a fortnight that Suhail is untraceable.

According to reports, Suhail, a second year student, had left his hostel on February 9; and since then, he has been missing.  Suhail Aijaz 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.

Sources said Suhail had informed the AIIMS authorities and his friends that he was going to attend a marriage function in Chandigarh and would return on February 17.

Police Commissioner YB Khurania said the AIIMS authorities lodged a missing complaint after Suhail did not return to the college hostel on February 18.

“We have registered a man missing entry; and efforts are on to trace the student. We have recovered a note; and the AIIMS authorities and batch-mates and friends of the student are being quizzed,” informed Khurania.

He further informed that the whereabouts of the Kashmiri youth was last traced somewhere in Howrah. “We are in contact with the Howrah police, the CID Kolkata and other senior officials; and the particulars of the student have also been shared,” Khurania added.

Suhail’s father said he had last spoken to his son on February 7 after he had deposited some money in his account.

Sources said Suhail has allegedly left behind a handwritten note in his hostel room in which he has thanked everyone and has written, “I quit”.