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Allahabad techie missing in US, father appeals to PM and Sushma Swaraj for help

Father of the missing techie said he last spoke to his son Dilip Kumar, who works with the Microsoft in San Jose, California, on March 15. Since then there has been no communication with him.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2017 17:06 IST
Farhan Ahmed Siddiqui
Missing software engineer Dilip Kumar with his American wife Irian Wilson, in this photo provided by Kumar’s father Brij Bihari Lal Srivastava.
Missing software engineer Dilip Kumar with his American wife Irian Wilson, in this photo provided by Kumar’s father Brij Bihari Lal Srivastava.

A 40-year-old software engineer from Allahabad has gone missing in the United States, his family has said.

Father of the missing techie said he last spoke to his son Dilip Kumar, who works with the Microsoft in San Jose, California, on March 15. Since then there has been no communication with him.

San Jose police registered a case on May 14 based on a missing complaint lodged by the family and started investigation, said Brij Bihari Lal Srivastava, father of the software engineer.

Police believe Kumar has not left California. The location of his mobile phone was found inside his residence. But they are clueless about his whereabouts.

Srivastava wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, urging them to put pressure on the US authorities to locate his son.

Srivastava, a retired government official, also approached the US embassy for help.

“The external affairs ministry has assured all possible help,” he said.

Kumar went to the US after completing his studies around eight years ago. Before switching over to the Microsoft, he had worked with the TCS. He is married to an American, Irian Wilson.

Though he did not visit India for years, he was in regular contact with the family, including his elder brother, Vinit and two sisters, Srivastava added.