New Delhi, July 11: Investigations are on in full swing after it has been found that at least 20 from Kerala are suspected to have joined the ISIS. The messages that the relatives have been getting from the missing persons are also part of the probe. While some of the messages have come from Afghanistan there are others from Egypt as well.
Investigating officers say that it is still unclear where the messages have originated from. The one message that we have tracked is from an Afghanistan number, but it may not be the location from where it has been sent.
At first the relatives did not want to believe that their near and dear have joined the ISIS. However the messages that they have been getting suggests that they may have left Kerala and joined some group either in Iraq or Syria. Messages such as, " time has come or we have reached our final destination," have sent panic waves among the relatives.
Those who have gone missing are either from Palakkad or Kasargod. An officer in Kerala informed OneIndia that it is still not clear whether they had left together or in separate groups. However each one of them had told the family members that they were going on a pilgrimage.
The police in other parts of the country while investigating similar cases had found that the missing persons had quoted a pilgrimage before making their advent into ISIS territory. The police officer says that it is too early to come to any conclusion and only further probing will help ascertain the right details.