A woman from Bhatkal who can neither speak nor hear went missing in Kundapur after losing her way on June 23. Since then she remains untraceable.
Kundapur: A woman from Bhatkal who can neither speak nor hear went missing in Kundapur after losing her way on June 23. Since then she remains untraceable. Zulekha (50), from Maqdoom Colony in Bhatkal, is the person missing.
Zulekha has two daughters and a son. All of them are married. Her son stays with his wife at Santhosh Nagar, Hemmady.
Zulekha boarded private express bus from Bhatkal on June 23 at about 9 am to see her grandson in Hemmady. It was the first time that she traveled all by herself.
Unfortunately Zulekha could not identify Hemmady due to four- lane road work going on presently. Therefore, the bus conductor got her down at Shastri Circle in Kundapur. From there Zulekha went to a nearby rickshaw stand and asked auto rickshaw drivers to take her pointing her finger towards Koteshwar is her dumb language. It is said that Zulekha was feeling sorry as she could not tell the correct address. Later a rickshaw driver out of sympathy took her towards the direction shown by her.
Zulekha who should have come to Hemmady went towards Koteshwar without knowing the way. The driver from there took her to Kotathattu. When they did not find the house there, the driver forced her to get down near Saligrama bus stand and went.
Zulekha has gone missing from then on. There are no clues as to where she has gone.
A missing complaint stands registered in Bhatkal police station.
The posters with her picture are pasted in several places. Her family members have requested those who know of her whereabouts to contact telephones 9148653627 or 9945739629 or the nearest police station.