He left without taking his passport, wallet and his mobile phone. All he had was a black cloth mask.
A 31-year-old Indian man in Dubai, who was reported missing nine days ago, has been found, his friends and roommates told Khaleej Times.
He was suspected to have been suffering from depression, because of which he left home, they added.
Ashik Chenoth Thurummal, a Kerala native, had arrived in the UAE on October 15 from Kannur on a visit visa and was waiting to complete a 14-day quarantine before he could join work as a salesman at an Abu Dhabi supermarket.
A resident at the Persian Cluster in International City, Ashik went missing on October 31.
His friend Ahsan CA, a Dubai resident who issued an appeal to find him, said: “He just reappeared home at my brother’s apartment in International City. We don’t know where he was, and how he survived all these days.”
“He left without taking his passport, wallet and his mobile phone. He had no money, nothing with him. All he carried with him was a black cloth mask,” said Ahsan.
A relived, but frustrated Ahsan added: “His family is back home in Kerala, and has only friends here in the UAE. We’ve been sleepless for the past nine days in search for him. I took time off work in attempt to find him. His family was worried.”
Anwar Naha, a social worker and former president of the Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, who was assisting the group to find Ashik, said: “I’m glad that Ashik has returned home. He is a bit shaken, but otherwise he looks unharmed.”
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