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Restaurant worker missing

Bahrain News
Sat, 16 Apr 2016
By Raji Unnikrishnan

Bahrain: A family is concerned about the well-being of an Indian man who hasn’t been seen since Wednesday night.

Married father-of-two Sadath Elangattil, 40, from Kerala, was last seen sleeping in his room in Riffa three days ago.

His uncle Kunjabdulla Elangattil, 49, broke down in tears as he told the GDN yesterday about his disappearance.

“He is more a son to me and he was with me for four years now, working in our restaurant in Riffa,” he said.

“We, along with my son-in-law, lived in the same room near the restaurant and I last saw him sleeping there on Wednesday at around 6pm as I was leaving for the mosque.

“When I came back I didn’t see him and when he didn’t return by midnight, I informed friends and community members.

“We went to the police station the next day, but the police said to wait until after the weekend – hoping he would come back.”

Mr Elangattil is said to have a history of going missing. 

“He went missing like this in 2012, but was found in the nearby cemetery, said his uncle.

“Since Wednesday we have looked for him in all such places.

“Moreover it has been raining at night. He is very gentle, silent and soft spoken person and I don’t know of any illness or other family issues.

“He left behind his wallet, CPR and phone. When somebody told me to check the hospital mortuaries I was shocked and almost fainted.

“My son-in-law and friend checked Salmaniya Medical Complex mortuary and there were three bodies, one without a CPR, so they asked us to check by looking at the face – which was a moment of torture.”

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