‘Missing’ tutor Sonal Mathur, male student found living-in in Darjeeling

The 35-year-old tutor of Rajajipuram, who had gone missing along with her 14-year-old student and her son on October 6, was found living in a rented house in a village near Darjeeling. The police brought them to Lucknow Tuesday evening.

Sonal Mathur had gone missing along with Abhinav, a Class IX student of City Montessori School, and her nine-year-old son, Yash.

Abhinav had been taking tuition from Sonal and her husband, Sharad, for the last 10 months. They are residents of the same locality.

Station Officer, Tal Katora, Vinod Yadav said the police traced Sonal with the help of mobile surveillance. Sonal had changed her SIM card after reaching Darjeeling, but she was using the same mobile phone whose IMEI number was with the police. "With the help of IMEI number we found the SIM card being used on the mobile phone. When verified, the new SIM card was found to have been taken on the identity proof of Sonal. After that the number was put on surveillance and their exact location was soon traced with the help of West Bengal police. Subsequently, a team of police along with Abhinav's father Sunil Kumar Dohre was sent from Lucknow on Saturday to bring them back," said the officer.

Investigating Officer of the case B K Mishra, who had gone to Darjeeling, said Sonal had rented a house in Mangolpuri village. She had been living there for three days and before that they stayed in a hotel in Darjeeling. Sonal had also brought two admission forms from a nearby school to get Abhinav and Yash enrolled.

No dailies for 4 days in Kolkata

While the West Bengal government is going on a 10-day leave during the Durga Puja starting on October 20, Kolkata will not have any newspaper during the four days of the Puja from October 22 to October 25.

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