Kerala man who ‘joined’ Islamic State killed in Afghanistan
Bexin Vincent’s family in north Kerala’s Kasargode received a message on encrypted messaging app Telegram on Saturday saying he has been killed.Updated: Apr 30, 2017 22:32 IST
A 30-year-old Kerala man, who married the sister of a National Security Guard commando before slipping out of the country and joining a terror outfit, has possibly been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan.
Bexin Vincent’s family in north Kerala’s Kasargod received a message on encrypted messaging app Telegram on Saturday saying he has been killed.
The message was sent by someone identified as Ashfaq Majeed, who is one among the 20-odd people who mysteriously disappeared from the state last year and are believed to have joined outfits such as the Islamic State.
More details of the case weren’t immediately available.
Bexin had converted from Christianity to Islam and married Nimisha, whose brother is on an NSG deputation.
When they slipped out of the country Nimisha —who took the name Fatima after converting to Islam — was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, family said.
Later, her mother got a message saying she gave birth to a baby boy. Earlier, 23-year-old TK Murshid Mohamed had been killed in Afghanistan.
First Published: Apr 30, 2017 22:31 IST