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Friday, September 18, 2015

‘Missing’ IIT-Roorkee student turns up at Delhi home Kautilya Singh - TNN

Kautilya Singh,TNN | Sep 16, 2015, 09.51 PM IST

DEHRADUN: The IIT-Roorkee student, who had fled from the institute's hostel leaving behind a 'suicide' note on September 6, returned to his Delhi residence on Wednesday morning. 

Haridwar SSP Sweety Agarwal told TOI that the father of Ashok Kumar Meena, BTech final year student in Electronics and Communication branch at IIT-Roorkee, had informed the police about his return. 

"We had been searching for Ashok and his location was traced to Allahabad. I had spoken to a senior police official of the UP district over the issue," the SSP said. 

She added that Ashok's father Ram Kumar Meena, who is a Delhi police inspector, told her his son had returned safely but was unwilling to disclose the reason for his decision to flee. "Ram said his son had returned safely at their Delhi residence but was not willing to speak anything about the reasons that prompted him to run away. Ashok has yet not stated the reason behind running away from the prestigious institute and the places he visited. All Ashok said was that he had gone to Allahabad," said the senior police official. 

The student had packed all his clothes before leaving the institute. While probing the matter, Haridwar police had collected footage of some CCTV cameras in which he was seen carrying a big bag on his back. 

The matter came to the fore when chief warden of the institute, H S Upadhyay, approached Roorkee police station the same day and lodged a 'missing' complaint. 

Haridwar police said Ashok had fled from the institute last year also and reached Haridwar, just before he was due to make a presentation.