Assam student missing from Bengaluru's KIMS hostel

Assam student missing from KIMS hostel in Bengaluru

Arghyadeep Mandal, student of KIMS, Bengaluru. (DH Photo)

A 23-year-old student from Assam has been missing from his hostel at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) at Banashankar Stage 2 area in Bengaluru since February 11 evening.

The student, Arghyadeep Mandal, a resident of Sapatgram town in western Assam's Dhubri district is a pharma student in the institute.

"His mobile was found switched off since around 8pm on February 11, when his mother tried to contact him. His friends there also could not tell anything about his whereabouts. Then his parents contacted the hostel officials the next day, who filed an FIR with Bengaluru police. We are really worried," Arghyadeep's maternal uncle, Ashim Mandal told DH here on Saturday.

Arghyadeep's father Nirmal Kumar Mandal, who was on his way to Bengaluru appealed everyone to inform him immediately at his mobile number: 7399466500. His friend Joydeep can also be contacted at 8638787739.

Mandal also requested Bengaluru police to take urgent steps to trace Arghyadeep.

Ashim said they also moved Assam home department seeking the state government's intervention to trace the student's whereabouts. "We submitted a written complaint and requested for the state government's help," he said.

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