Bangladeshi Teen Goes Missing From Quarantine Centre

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Srinagar: A coronavirus infected girl from Bangladesh has reportedly gone missing from a quarantine centre in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

18-year-old Chandni, daughter of Muhammad Younis Mian, a Bangladeshi national, went missing from a quarantine centre in Akura, where she was taken by the officials of Child Welfare Committee and she tested positive for the deadly disease, news agency KNT reported Friday.

“We have lodged a missing report at the police station,” BMO Mattan, Dr Saleem said.

According to News 18 report, the girl had entered India illegally in March via the Bangladesh border without a visa and passport.

“She was then taken into custody from Anantnag area of south Kashmir. She was handed over to the Child Welfare Committee as per law,” the report says.

The report quoted Tawheeda Makhdoomi, chairperson of the Child Welfare Committee in Anantnag as saying that the disappearance could be a conspiracy.

“He said the committee had been taking care of her since March and no family member had inquired about her,” the report said.

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