TRAGIC: Bradford Uni student Aamir Qudeer laid to rest
An inquest has heard that a body found on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool on Sunday 13th April was that of missing 21-year-old student Aamir Qudeer.
The University of Bradford first year engineering student, 21-year-old Aamir Qudeer, mysteriously went missing without trace on Wednesday 26th February.
He had missed lectures shortly before he went missing, but there were no other signs that he was unhappy or in trouble.
The last sighting of Aamir had been in Leeds to board a train to Liverpool and the last sighting of him on CCTV was at about 7pm that evening leaving the city's Lime Street station. Nobody had seen or heard from him since.
His distraught parents, from Leeds, Zatoon and Abdul Qudeer, of Scott Hall Road, said his disappearance was completely out of character. His disappearance was being treated as a ‘high priority missing person’s case’ by Bradford police.
This week Detective Inspector Benstead told the court that Merseyside Police were contacted at 8.52am on Sunday, 13th April, after a body was washed up on the riverbank on the Grassendale Esplanade, an area approximately six miles from Liverpool city centre.
Emergency services recovered the body and officers found two phones, later confirmed to contain sim cards used by Mr Qudeer, and a wallet containing a driving licence and student card, both with positive photo IDs, alongside bank and national insurance cards.
After hearing evidence Mary Burke, Assistant Bradford Coroner, said she was “satisfied” the identity of the body was that of Mr Qudeer and released the remains to the family for a funeral to take place.
His family, from Moortown in Leeds, had been making repeated pleas to the public to come forward with information on his disappearance. They had been rallying in Leeds, Bradford and Liverpool.
Amir’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
Funeral prayers were held for Mr Qudeer at the Leeds Islamic Centre on Wednesday 16th April.
Messages of condolences continue to be left on social media sites set up by his family when Aamir first went missing seven weeks ago.
Asian Express would like to offer sincere condolences to the family.