A MISSING student who sparked fears that he may have got involved in an extremist group has been traced by police.
Police confirmed late yesterday that 18-year-old Ravin Ghoorun was safe and well.
But his father, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary consultant Dr Sharma Ghoorun, said his son was not yet ready to return to their Edgerton home.
He said he had a brief phone call from the police yesterday afternoon to say that Ravin had been found safe and well in West Yorkshire.
But he added: “I hope to be able to talk to him today either by phone or in person, but if he doesn’t want to talk to me what can I do?
“The message I got from the police was that Ravin was not willing to come home and I had no more elaboration on that.’’
Ravin, a Hindu, had shown interest in becoming a Muslim.
His family had feared he may have got involved with extremist groups after finding Muslim literature in his bedroom.
The material was looked at by the Counter Terrorism Unit in West Yorkshire and officers concluded there was no evidence to suggest Ravin was involved in extremist activity or was being influenced towards extremism by others.But Dr Ghoorun still feels his son has been brainwashed and controlled by other people.
He said: “We received texts from his mobile phone while he was away saying he was muddled up and wanted to clear his mind.
“But those messages were not in his style. It was not Ravin and we were concerned that the texts were not from him.’’
Ravin had been missing for a couple of weeks and vanished after finishing his A-levels at Huddersfield New College.
He went missing on Wednesday, June 25, after leaving a text message to his family saying he wanted to get away and relax after his exams.