Lisa had reportedly arrived at the Thiruvananthapuram airport in March and has been missing since.

Interpol issues global alert to trace German woman missing in Thiruvananthapuram
news Missing Saturday, July 06, 2019 - 08:44

The search mission for the missing German woman Lisa Weise in Kerala has now gone international, with the Interpol issuing a global alert to track her. Lisa was last known to have travelled to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

On the request of Indian authorities, the global police agency, headquartered in France, issued a yellow notice. The yellow notice is a global police alert issued to look for a missing person.

The 31-year old German, who was also suffering from depression, is last known to have reached the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. She hired a two-wheeler to travel 80 kms away to the ashram in Kollam but never reached her destination. 

The Kerala police are also exploring the possibility that Lisa may have sneaked out of the country in disguise. However, after checking the travel details of various passports, it has been confirmed that Lisa has not left the country. According to her family members, Lisa had converted to Islam a while ago.

A lookout notice has been issued to trace Lisa. Meanwhile, according to reports, the police have been receiving several calls from the public saying they have seen the missing woman. However, police officers are waiting for highly reliable information on the same.

The search for Lisa has revealed that she had sent a letter to her mother on her conversion to Islam. Officers are looking for more details on what was sent in the letter. 

It is also suspected that Lisa was in touch with radical Islamic outfits following her conversion. She had also arrived in India with a UK citizen named Muhammad Ali, according to reports. Ali, however, left India from the Kochi airport. 

Meanwhile, Lisa’ sister confirmed that Lisa had reached India seeking mental peace as she had been distressed. The German consulate in India too had filed a missing complaint earlier and asked the State police to look into the issue. The police even sought statements from Lisa’s parents via video conferencing. 

Lisa had gone missing in March. She last contacted her family on March 5 and 10, when she spoke to her children in the US  and said that she would call them again in 3 weeks. Since then, there has been no information about her.

Lisa had earlier visited India back in 2011 where she had stayed in the ashram of Mata Amritanandamayi in Kollam.

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