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Missing JU student rescued from railway station near Kalna

Statesman News Service | Kalna |

The third-year girl student of comparative literature with the Jadavpur University who went missing on last Monday, was rescued by the police from a railway station, about 16 km away from Kalna town here, last night. Sneha Karok, the student, went missing after she had left her residence at Haridevpur in Jadavpur, Kolkata for her university.

Her mother, Mrs Pritilata Karok, said that her daughter had called their residence on Monday afternoon from her friend’s cell phone to inform that she had left her mobile phone at home and she would be returning late as she was supposed to attend a function within the university complex.

The student’s father, Mr Tarak Karok, lodged a missing diary with the Jadavpur police station as the student didn’t return home even though it was late in the night. Prior to that, Mr Karok also had inquired with the JU authorities if his daughter had taken part in the programme.

The family then took the matter to the office of the registrar of JU yesterday morning. The police, couldn’t, however, find her there. The local people of Samudragarh area noticed a girl roaming aimlessly beside the local railway station on Bandel– Katwa section of the Eastern Railway and informed officials of Nadanghat police station in Kalna.

The police rescued the girl but according to the officials, she was behaving unusually and instead of divulging where she had come from and what she was doing at Samudragarh, the girl was reciting quotations from the works of eminent writers and philosophers.

The local police, by the time, brought the matter to the notice of the Burdwan (East) police headquarters. Later, the police received a call from Jadavpur police station saying that the girl was Sneha Karok. Mr Priyobrata Roy, SDPO, Kalna, said: “Her parents arrived in the late evening hours and after primary verifications, she was handed over to her family.” Her father told the police that she was suffering from memory loss over a few months.