Mohammad Ashraf Chohan, a resident of Vilgam, Handwara was found by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday. Ashraf who went missing in 9th standard was handed over to his family after 10 years.
“Ashraf ran away from his house when he was in 9th class. He went to School and never returned back. His family thought he wasn’t alive anymore. These 10 years he worked for 3 years in Srinagar, 4 years in Jammu and then was found working in a canteen in Awantipora University.” said JK Newspoint reporter
Ashraf’s family well received their son after a decade of losing him. His brother expressed his happiness. “We are happy to see Ashraf after years. It was hard for us to think he was no more but today is our Eid. It’s the best day” said Mohammad Younis Chohan, Ashraf’s brother
The locals praised Jammu And Kashmir Police for their achievement and quick action after finding the boy. However, people questioned about Ashraf’s ‘no-contact’ with his family.
“I asked Ashraf about his staying away from home for so long. He said that he left home after an argument at house and started earning. He missed his family but focused on his work.” the reporter said