THE Mumbai Police is on the lookout for a 67-year-old IT professional who mysteriously disappeared from Bhandup railway station on December 16, police said. The missing person identified as Mahavir Jain was last seen at around 9.30 am at platform number 4 of Bhandup station.
His brother Dilip Jain approached Bhandup police the following day after his brother did not return.
“According to the complaint, Mahavir left home on the morning of December 16 for his office in Wadala, where he worked in an IT company. Mahavir usually forgets to carry his phone, that day also, he forgot it at home,” the complaint read.
Police officers who scrutinised CCTV footage at Bhandup railway station said, “we could see him at the platform. He tried to get into one train but could not because it was crowded and then just disappeared as CCTV could not capture his movements further. He never went to work that day and never returned home,” said a police officer.
Police said the family has said that Mahavir suffered from no history of mental illness, memory loss or depression. “We sent a search party with dogs. We checked hospitals, morgues and CCTV footage of railway stations but have no leads so far on his whereabouts,” admitted the officer.
The family, in a statement, told police they suspect no reason for Mahavir to “suddenly disappear” as he was not troubled. He has two children, one works in the UK. Mahavir, who graduated from IIT Bombay in 1978, lives in a joint family.