SAPTARI, June 9: The whereabouts of Tulsi Das, a well-known businessman of Saptari, who has gone missing for the past 12 days, still remain unknown.
Family members said that Das went missing since he left home on May 27. Family members, neighbors and relatives have intensified search to find the whereabouts of Das. Recently, the family members filed a case at local police station to find the whereabouts of Das.
Organizing a press conference on Saturday, the family members urged local administration, media, civil society, police and neighbors to help to find the whereabouts of Das. The cell phone used by Das has remained switched off since he went missing.
Speaking at the press conference, Somindra Devi, the wife of Tulsi, accused Reshamlal Yadav of abducting her husband. She claimed that Reshamlal, a local resident, is the mastermind behind the abduction of her husband as he was accompanying her husband. "Police should immediately arrest Reshamlal and take him into custody for further investigation," she said during the press conference.
According to the family members, 45-year-old Das had left his Rajbiraj-based home carrying Rs 50,000 to attend a wedding ceremony in Sarlahi on May 27. "Reshamlal and my husband had gone together to attend the wedding ceremony in Sarlahi. Reshamlal came back to his home on the same day but my husband has not come back yet," she said. Reshamlal has remained absconding since the day Das went missing, according to family members. "The whereabouts of my husband can be located if Reshamlal is arrested," she said.
Sub Inspector Hilas Kumar Singh, who is currently handling the case, said that the police have not left any stone unturned to locate the whereabouts of Das. "We have been investigating the case from different angles," he said. As part of its investigation, the police team has already met and interrogated the family of Reshamlal, who is accused of kidnapping Das.