The family of Bexen Vincent, who is suspected to have reached Syria along with his wife to join the Islamic State terror group, got a text message from the couple saying they had been blessed with a baby girl.
The message, received by Bexen's father Vincent on Sunday, also contained some Islamic prayers.
Bexen's wife Nimisha was carrying when the couple went missing along with a few others in June this year from Palakkad. Nimisha had converted to Islam before her marriage and changed her name to Fathema.
Bexen's brother Bestin and his wife were also in the group which allegedly travelled to Syria.
According to an online portal, the message was sent only to Bexen's family while Nimisha's mother Bindhu was unaware of the development until she was informed by the police.
Bindhu, who is living in Thiruvananthapuram, had earlier alleged foulplay in her conversion and demanded that the police bring her daughter back.
At least 21 youths, including women, from Kasaragod and Palakkad districts are suspected to have left the country to join the international terror group.
Meanwhile, the Union Home Ministry has ordered a probe by the National Investigation Agency into the disappearance of youths from the state.