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 today 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 had 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 Abhinavs father Sunil Kumar Dohre was sent from Lucknow on Saturday to bring them back, said the officer.
Investigating Officer of the case BK Mishra,who had gone to Darjeeling to bring the three back,said Sonal had rented a house in Mangolpuri village. Mishra said that Sonal had also brought two admission forms from a nearby school to get Abhinav and Yash enrolled there.
Mishra said she had also decided to get a job there but the police persuaded her to come back to Lucknow. According to him,said Sonal told the police that she had left her house after a fight with her husband who,she said,does nothing and she alone runs the household. Incidentally,according to police sources,Abhinav went with Sonal as he used to be often rebuked by his father.
Before leaving Lucknow,Sonal had withdrawn Rs 25,000 from an ATM in the locality.