"I will raise the Souvik missing case in British Parliament so that the UK police could trace Souvik and bring him to his parents," she said. The minister said she would arrange for providing updates on search operation for Souvik, who had gone missing since New Year eve from Manchester. The updates would be provided to his mother Mahuya Pal and other family members.
"The family needs to know whats happening. Its very, very important," she said. The UK minister, who met Mahuya, said it was heartrending to meet the victim's mother as it has been sixteen days since her son has gone missing. She also said efforts would be made to give more publicity for the Souvik missing case in the UK media. "The British government is for Souvik's safe and swift return."
Anna said Souvik's mother met her in the city and promised to arrange for direct interaction between the missing boy's family and Manchester police. During the 25-minute meeting with Anna, Mahuya could not control her tears. "It was a good meeting. She listed to me and promised to do her best. It was very positive," she said. Mahuya urged Anna to raise the issue in British Parliament.
Souvik Pal, a product designing student at Manchester Metropolitan University, went missing on the night of Dec 31 while attending a new year party and was last seen leaving the party venue.