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Kashmir baffled as mysterious disappearances stage comeback

Srinagar: On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, 22-year-old footballer Amir Siraj left his orchard to play soccer but `disappeared’ in thin air. For the last 15 days, the family has been going from pillar to post but to no avail. A BA final semester student, Amir was known for football in the apple rich town of Sopore.  His mysterious disappearance has baffled not only the family but the police as well. “Every afternoon, he used to go to play football in Adipora ground. On a fateful day, he left but never returned. We called up his friends and relatives, but to avail. Later we lodged a missing report,” said Nazir Ahmad, uncle of Amir. Senior Superintendent of Police, Sopore, Javaid Iqbal said they are not ruling out anything. “We are investigating the case from all angles. So far he has not been traced. We are not ruling out anything,” he said....