Hyderabad: Syed Yousuf of Barkashalala in Old City went missing in Malaysia since October 25. Yousuf went to Malaysia in search of a job with a better pay after paying Rs 75,000 to an agent Razzak here, according to family members. The agent informed the family members that he had obtained work visa for Yousuf but in reality, it was a visit visa. “He was tricked into it,” one of his family members said.
Yousuf left Hyderabad on July 6, and was in touch with his family members till October 24. After that the family members lost touch with him. Anxious family members waited for Yousuf to call them back, but he never got in touch with them again. They also tried to get in touch with Razzak, who remained incommunicado.
His mother Bhanu Begum wrote to Indian High Commission in Malaysia on November 3 and to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi seeking their help in bringing her son back.
After Bhanu Begum sounded an SOS, the state government’s NRI department wrote to Indian Commission in Kuala Lumpur on November 6. “The Indian Commission in Kuala Lumpur responded stating that, they would look into the matter. The staff searched for him in hospitals and jails in Malaysia but they were unable to trace him. The search is still on,” the family member said, appealed to the state government to be in constant touch with the Indian High Commission.