Bengaluru researcher missing for five days; police clueless

In yet another case of a person going missing without a trace, a woman anthropologist, Atreyee Majumder (35), went missing from a hotel in  Bellandur five days ago.

Published: 11th April 2018 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2018 06:10 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: In yet another case of a person going missing without a trace, a woman anthropologist, Atreyee Majumder (35), went missing from a hotel in  Bellandur five days ago and her family and friends are in search of her by sharing her details through social networking sites across India.

Five months ago, Kumar Ajithabh had gone missing and still, CID officials have no clue of him so far. Atreyee, a resident of Bellandur, had arrived in Bengaluru on April 4 from Toronto, where she is  currently pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship.

An officer attached to the Marathahalli police station said, “Majumder stayed at Novotel hotel in Marathahalli on  April 4 and then came to Marriot hotel in Bellandur on April 5. Police examined CCTV footage from the Marriot hotel and it was seen that she had checked out on April 6. Police also confirmed that she was alone and no one was seen with her.”

Atreyee’s parents, Biplab Majumder and Paramati Majumder, after approaching the police, said her phone was not reachable in Toronto and she had not tried to call or reach them on April 3.

A day later, she landed in New Delhi and informed her parents that she was on her way to Bengaluru.
Atreyee reached the city on April 4 and a relieved Biplab received her at the airport and brought her home at 4.30 pm. “She went straight into her room and slept. But few hours later, around 9 pm, she stepped out of her house carrying her purse in hand and did not inform her parents where she was going. Worse, she left her phone at the house, her parents revealed to the police. So, there is no way the police can track her movements.

The police, along with her relatives, have distributed pamphlets, and informed nearby hospitals, PGs and hotels to inform them if she is seen around, the police said. She is pursuing a post-doctoral research with a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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