Agonised parents wait endlessly for sons
There is no clue of two teenaged cousins, both sons of BSP personnel, who are missing from Faridkot town for more than three months now. Adarsh Sharma (15) and Harshit Sharma (16) went missing from their Faridkot residence on October 17 last year.punjab Updated: Feb 02, 2014 23:42 IST
There is no clue of two teenaged cousins, both sons of BSP personnel, who are missing from Faridkot town for more than three months now. Adarsh Sharma (15) and Harshit Sharma (16) went missing from their Faridkot residence on October 17 last year.
While Adarsh's father Ravinder Kumar, a BSF sepoy, is posted at Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, Harshit's father is reportedly posted at Chhattisgarh.
"My son was not even 15 when he along with the son of my husband's sister Harshit left home at 11.30am on that fateful day and never came back," said Geetika Sharma, mother of Adarsh.
"The boys met in Amritsar on October 16 where Adarsh had gone to receive Harshit, who was coming from Himachal Pradesh. Both reached Faridkot next day before they went missing," she said.
It is very strange that they did not carry any clothes or money with them and left in simple clothes, Geetika said, adding that Harshit was wearing capri pants and his uncle's chappals.
Harshit was reportedly pursuing a diploma course from in an institute in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, while Adarsh was a student of Class 10 in Kangra (HP).
"Since that day we have been running from pillar to post but could not find them after an exhaustive search.
They might have been lured or have fallen into some dangerous trap. Their mobile phones were switched off as soon as they left," said Geetika.
Another youth has been missing for six years now. Amandeep Singh (21), an ITI student, who was reportedly bit worried about his studies left his home six years ago on February 14, 2008, for his institute, but he never came back, according to his father Jaswant Singh.
"We have searched for him everywhere by giving advertisements on cable TV, newspapers, pasting posters, looking along the canals, but there is no clue of him even after six years," says Jaswant Singh, an employee with Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot.
"The police did not help me at all in his search. They visited my house two months after the incident to complete formalities though I had immediately reported the matter to them," alleged Jaswant Singh.
Jaswant even does not have any good photographs of his son and is looking for him while carrying a black and white passport size photo in his pocket.
Another youth, Gurwinder Singh (23), a student of a private college in Moga, and a resident of Quila Noan village went missing from near Kotkapura on February 19, 2013. He had called up his mother at about 7pm from near Kotkapura while he was coming from Moga to Faridkot, but he never reached home, said Gurwinder's uncle Balwinder.
The youth was reportedly facing problem in his studies.
Faridkot senior superintendent of police Varinder Pal Singh said, "We have been trying our best to trace the teenagers who went missing about three months ago. The police have been also investigating their call details, but so far there is no clue of them," said.
"I held a special meeting with my officers on Friday in this regard and hoping to get some clues," he added.
As the disappearance of Faridkot boys remain a mystery, locals are raising many suspicions, including some kind of trap to lure them.