Fatima Nafees, mother of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb Ahmed who has gone missing met Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asking his intervention in the matter. She and other family members urged the Minister to locate Najeeb, a student of School of Biotechnology and resident of Badaun in UP.
Indian Express reported the Home Minister patiently heard the accounts of mother and other family members. He informed them about the special team set up by Delhi police and said he was personally checking on the issue.
Samajwadi Party MP from Badaun Dharmendra Yadav accompanied Najeeb’s family. He said Home Minister assured them about the efforts made to locate him.
“If police are not able to trace him, we will approach court and raise the issue in Parliament,” Yadav told media.
Najeeb’s sister Sadaf refuted the allegations that Najeeb was having mental problems and said efforts were going on to “defame” him.
“He had cracked university exams, he is a studious child. Do you think a person studying at such a prestigious institution can be mentally unstable? I request (all) that please don’t defame him. He had sleeping problems that children who are studying often have due to pressure. He had no other problem,” she told the media.
Najeeb has been missing since October 15 after allegedly having a fracas with ABVP members. Student organisations are carrying out protests demanding action against those involved in the brawl.
Najeeb’s mother and sister were detained on Sunday by Delhi police along with protesting students who were planning to organise a march towards India Gate.