Family from Seri Kembangan looking for missing father after he fails to return home from morning walk


PETALING JAYA: A family of Sri Lankan nationals in Taman Bukit Belimbing, Seri Kembangan, are worried sick when their 61-year-old father went missing since Jan 15.

Residents' association deputy chairman Vincent Raj said the man, a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees card holder, went out for his daily walk at 10am, but never returned home.

Thamotharampillai Kanagalingam is missing since last Friday. Thamotharampillai Kanagalingam is missing since last Friday.

"The family has lodged a police report at the Serdang police station. The police said they are still trying to locate the man.

"The family is very worried because he left without his identification document with him.

"They are urging anyone who has information about the matter to contact the authorities or the family," he said when contacted on Tuesday (Jan 19).

Raj said the man named Thamotharampillai Kanagalingam had no record of mental illness. He collected and sold scrap metals for an income.

His family has been living in the area for the past two years and has resided in Malaysia for 12 years.

The missing man's 29-year-old daughter Shaligarthy Kanagalingam said her family waited until about 6.35pm on Jan 15 for their father's return.

She said when he failed to return home, they lodged a police report at 9pm.

"We are worried because my father did not have a cell phone with him when he left, and therefore could not be contacted," she said.

Anyone with information about the missing person is urged to contact the police or call Shaligarthy at 014-960 4585.

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