Suresh (55) a former engineer of the ISRO, who went missing from here on January 14, has returned home.
Suresh, who quit his job in the ISRO in 2000, was running an information technology education institute in Bangalore. He had come to Salem on January 11 to visit his relative Perumal Karadu. Suresh, who went for a stroll on Salem-Bangalore Highway on January 14, did not return home after that.
His wife Jayanthi and his relatives subsequently lodged a complaint with the Sooramangalam Police. Commissioner of Police K C Mahali formed three teams to trace Suresh. A man missing case was booked. A team deputed to Bangalore found out that Suresh was in a state of mental depression. The team then got his mobile number and tried to track him.
But, Suresh returned home on his own and showed up at the Sooramangalam Police station with his relative, whose name is also Suresh, Inspector P Kamesan said. He said Suresh was handed over to his family after being produced in the Judicial Magistrate court II. Suresh, in his statement, said that he was depressed before he disappeared. On the day he went missing, he had walked up to Omalur and then taken a bus to Pollachi. He told the police that his depression was purely due to personal problems.