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Kerala police seek Interpol help to locate missing German tourist

The SIT has approached the Central Bureau of Investigation, the nodal agency which is interacting with the international police organisation, and issued a yellow notice —a global alert to help locate a missing person.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2019 23:04 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, HT Correspondent
During investigation, the SIT also found that she reportedly converted to Islam two years ago. The police made inquiries with many religious schools in the state to know if she had joined them for religious studies.
During investigation, the SIT also found that she reportedly converted to Islam two years ago. The police made inquiries with many religious schools in the state to know if she had joined them for religious studies.(himanshu vyas\ hindustan times)
         

The Kerala Police on Thursday sought the help of Interpol to locate a German tourist who went missing after her arrived in the state in March this year, a senior police officer said.

The police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the disappearance of Lisa Wiese (31), who arrived in Kerala on March 7.

The SIT has approached the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which, in turn, has worked with Interpol to get a yellow notice issued; this is a global alert to help locate a missing person. It has also sought details of her friend, who travelled with her to India and later returned to the UK. “We have sought the help of Interpol and issued a yellow notice. We also sent a questionnaire to her mother through the German embassy. We hope we will get some leads in a couple of days,” said SIT head Sheen Tharayil.

The matter came to light after Lisa Weise’s mother made a complaint to the German embassy in New Delhi saying that she had not heard from her daughter since she landed in Kerala in the first week of March.

Records at the Thiruvananthapuram airport show Weise arrived in Kerala on March 7 with her friend, UK national Ali Mohamed, and her travel itinerary showed she was planning to visit the ashram of Mata Amritanandamai in Kollam. But the ashram said she never visited it. A week later, her friend returned to the UK via Dubai according to the Kerala police.

First Published: Jul 04, 2019 17:16 IST

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