Day 41: No signs of missing Maldivian man in Bangalore

Abdulla Aalim, 35, Red Coast, HDh. Kulhudhuffushi; A Maldivian man who went missing in Bangalore, India on December 8th, 2022. (Photo/Aalim's family)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed that despite 41 days passing by, the local man who went missing whilst undergoing drug rehabilitation at Blossom Rehabilitation Centre in Bangalore, India has not been found. 

Communications Director at the ministry said that the Dhivehi mission in India was still continuing efforts to locate the missing man.

He has been identified as Abdulla Aalim, 35, Red Coast, HDh. Kulhudhuffushi.

In a conversation with Sun earlier, the owner of Blossom Rehabilitation Centre  Cecil George noted Aalim was very different compared to other clients. 

He revealed that the Centre initiated efforts to locate Aalim after he left the establishment on December 8th and failed to return.

Aalim’s mother, Aminath Hassan told Sun that he went missing on the morning on December 8th. She highlighted that his disappearance was reported to the Maldivian High Commission in India and Maldives Police Service on the same day.

Aminath detailed that Aalim left the Centre on the morning of December 8th after threatening two guards near the gate.

“Have been informed that Aalim fled at the moment the gate was opened by the people bringing breakfast, after threatening the guards there,” she had said.

She went on to say that due to prolonged drug abuse, Aalim has brain damage and shows symptoms of mental illness.

“No one will know whether Aalim is okay, or not. Might just come inside while I am in the kitchen and shout that he is being disturbed. Might also break anything,” she added.

“Aalim hallucinates a woman who has the same appearance as his mother that comes to disturb him. Because of this, he takes it out on me. That is what will happen, right,” Aminath explained further.