Kashmiri student assaulted at Sharda University campus missing

NEW DELHI: 17-year-old Kashmiri student studying at Sharda University in Greater Noida, attacked earlier this month has been missing since Sunday, 28 October, confirmed police. A search operation was launched.

Ehtisham Bilal, a Kashmiri first year student of medical imaging technology was mistaken as an Afghan national by his attackers after a scuffle broke out between groups of Indian and Afghanistan students on campus on 4 October.

An assault video of Ehtisham, where he was beated up within the campus had went viral.

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According to reports, “On October 28, the student took permission in the morning to go to Delhi. But when he did not return till the next morning, university officials contacted his father in Srinagar,” an official of the university said.

He has not been traceable since Sunday. On Monday evening, the chief warden, the security officer along with Ehtisham’s cousin filed a missing complaint at the Knowledge Park police station.

Arvind Pathak, SHO , said: “Based on his mobile phone records, his last location was Jammu. We are investigating further. We will get more details in the next few hours.”

“Through the tracking, we found that he was still in Delhi till noon on Sunday, but at 2.30 pm his location changed to Srinagar. We found that he called up his father at 4.30 pm and had told him that he was in Delhi. The phone has been switched off and untraceable after that,” Pathak said, reported Indian Express.