Bus conductor goes missing

However, police said there was no need to panic as the conductor, Yogesh More, would be traced soon as it was found that he had collected his salary slip from Dindoshi office this morning.

More, who has been working with public transport wing BEST undertaking for nearly one-and-a-half-year, expressed his willingness to quit the job since two months, police said.

"However, his family members did not agree with him. More left home yesterday morning on pretext of going to office but did not return home in Santapada area and upon inquiring, it was learnt that he did not attend the office," said V M Kakade, senior inspector at Dindoshi police station.

"Following this, his father Shivdas More lodged a missing person complaint," Kakade said. "It is clear that More was upset with his family members and left home, taking his mobile. Usually, keeping a mobile phone is not allowed while he is on duty," said Kakade.

Before leaving home, More was clear that he did not want to go to office, Kakade said adding presently his mobile phone was not reachable. Ealier, on the intervening night of June 5 and 6, four friends, Ganesh Karanje (24), Dinesh Ahire (25), Chetan Dhule (24) and Bharat Kundle (27) went missing from Kurar area of Malad.

Probe revealed they were kidnapped and their bodies with their throats slit were found nearby a hillock in Kurar village on Monday following which police arrested five persons for the murder.

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