The youths belonged to the villages of Padanna and Thrikkaripur in Kasargod district of Kerala. Kasargod borders with Karnataka and has a sizeable Muslim population.
Salam, a relative of Hassisudin who is missing since May 28 last told India Today that he along with other missing boys seem to have reached the conflict zones controlled by Islamic state.
“I’m worried about them. Several people including two families from our village went missing since first week of June. One of their friends received a whatsapp message telling that they have reached their destination describing about Islamic state,” Salam told India Today.
“Among the missing persons, one doctor, his dentist wife and one child are listed,” he added.