Hyderabad

Hyderabadi youth missing in the US

A 26-year-old from the city has been missing in the US since last Friday. Mirza Ahmed Ali Baig’s family here suspects extortion as reason behind the disappearance.

Baig is employed at a mobile accessories store in New York City. He commuted to work from New Jersey, where he has been living for over a year. His family has not heard from him since a two-hour phone conversation he had with his mother during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

“My brother revealed that he was being extorted for the last six months by some Indians settled in the US,” said Baig’s brother Mirza Sujat, a businessman in Hyderabad.

Baig landed in Pennsylvania in 2015 to pursue a higher degree in aeronautical engineering. A year or so later, he switched to another educational institution in New Jersey.

According to his brother, six months after his arrival in the US, Baig began facing issues with some Indians, who his family suspects, were extorting him. Baig did not visit his family in India since he left for the US. His family, residents of Santoshnagar, reached out to Baig’s room-mate in New Jersey who then approached the police.

“Through a CCTV grab from the place he worked, we got to know that my brother was last seen at around 1.25 p.m. US time on Friday. A search at his home revealed his documents were missing,” Mr. Sujat Baig said. The family has appealed to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for help.

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