In the persuasion of their American dream, Gujaratis fall prey to dangerous practices of reaching the US, even at the cost of their lives. Mere few days to the family of four from Gujarat froze to death near the US-Canada border, two more families from Gandhinagar village are said to have gone missing on their way to the US via Turkey.
According to the Gandhinagar police, the two missing families are different Patel families from a village in Kalol, Gandhinagar and comprises six members.
They left from Istanbul for the US and in meanwhile were abducted by human traffickers in Istanbul, informed the sources. They have been held to ransom, added the sources.
The Indian embassy in Istanbul received a plaint regarding the abductions from families’ relatives and friends. Followed by this, a CID crime team is deployed to get the details regarding families’ journey route of reaching the US via Istanbul.
Around in between the last week of December to the first week of January, the two Patel families are said to have left for the US. Both families have three members each – one includes Alka Patel, husband Tejas and their son Divya and another family includes Shobha Patel, husband Suresh and their daughter Foram, an officer from Gandhinagar informed.