The parents of Ankur Sharma who went missing in New Zealand have expressed their concern over his safety as he had been the victim of an assault earlier. The parents have been in constant touch with the authorities in New Zealand ever since he went missing.
A 23-year-old Ankur Sharma has been in New Zealand since February this year on a student visa and was currently on a work visa after the completion of his course. He has been missing since June 9 and was last seen in the south Auckland suburb of Manurewa.
"Around 15-16 June, we talked to the police authorities there and they informed us that he was assaulted on June 9. He had lost his wallet and mobile phone. He has no money, no credit card and no mobile phone. He has had no contact with anybody after that. We want the authorities there to find him and send him back to the country anyhow," said Rita Sharma, Ankur's mother in Jalandhar on Tuesday.
The police in Auckland believe that the boy is alive and would be somewhere around central Auckland.
Some Indians have been victims of racist attack in Australia and New Zealand and the case of Ankur Sharma is causing concern to the parents.