Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: A week after electrical engineer Sarang Mohammad Naeem (39) was kidnapped by miscreants in the Herat province of Afghanistan, his family at Gurukambla here is living with increasing sense of desperation. Their official source of information, according to his father, Mohammad Hussain Sarang, is their son’s employers, the Dubai-based HEB International Logistics and the Indian Embassy at Kabul.

Mr. Hussain said the only ray of hope was the constant feedback that they were getting from the Indian Embassy.