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Mumbai youth who joined ISIS militants killed in fighting in Iraq

MUMBAI: Arif Ejaz Majeed, one of the four young men from Kalyan, Mumbai who were thought to have joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, has reportedly been killed in fighting in Iraq.

Arif, an engineering student, was one of the four men from Kalyan who went missing from their homes in May. Arif’s family — along with the families of the other three men, Fahad Tanvir Sheikh, Aman Naim Tandel and Saheem Farooq Tanki — went to the police some days after they disappeared.

Iftikhar Khan, an uncle of Fahad Sheikh, said the news of Arif’s death in Iraq was conveyed by Saheem Farooq Tanki, who called his family in Thane on Tuesday night.

“Saheem called us at 6 pm on Monday and told us about Arif’s death. He was sobbing throughout and asked us to go and inform Arif’s family. He later called us at once again in the night to check if we had informed his (Arif’s) family,” Kashif Tanki, a relative, said.

Saheem’s family passed on the information both to Arif’s family and to the Kalyan police. Friends of Arif’s family said that his father, who is a doctor, was shattered by the news and was inconsolable. The family performed Arif’s last rites in absentia on Wednesday.