• search
For Mumbai Updates
Allow Notification  

Mumbai youth, who joined ISIS killed in Syria: Reports


Damascus/ Mumbai, August 27: Arif Fayyaz Majeed, a Mumbai youth who had joined the lethal Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been reportedly killed in Syria.

The media reports claimed that the Sunni militant group has mentioned the news of an Indian being killed in Mosul in Syria, on its website.

The reports also said that Arif's parents were informed about his death on Tuesday night, when an 'unknown' person made a call to them. However, he didn't inform about the other three youths who had also joined ISIS along with Arif.

Before, leaving his family, Arif had written a long letter to his family, in which he had cited various reasons to join ISIS.

"I am migrating to the land of Allah to wage jihad (war for Islam). May we all meet in heaven", he had written in a note.

21-year-old Arif, a civil engineering student, hailed from Kalyan area of Mumbai.

All four youths- Arif Majid, Aman Tandel, Fahad Shaikh and Saleem Tanki, who belonged to affluent and educated families, went missing since May 23.

All of them had adopted an austere lifestyle before leaving for Iraq. There were lot of changes in their behaviour like they stopped their family members from watching television and also donated their denims and shirts.

Their friends and teachers could hardly believe that they have joined ISIS.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more