36 days after teen went missing, kin demand CBI probe

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2014 20:08 IST

There is no trace of Kartik Nagpal, 16, who had gone missing on July 1 from the railway station here. Son of cattle dealer Manoj Nagpal, Kartik, a student of Class 11, had gone to his maternal uncle's house and was on his way to Rohtak from Jind on July 1 in a train, but he did not reach home and his kin could not establish communication with him ever since.

Kartik's uncle Ashok Nagpal, said when his nephew did not reach home till late night, they launched a search operation. "Next day, we lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police at Jind. After an investigation of 10 days, it was learnt that Kartik did reach Rohtak as captured in the CCTV camera at the railway station, but despite that he did not reach home," he said.

Kartik's mother Meenu Nagpal said that they had been running from pillar to post ever since and had met chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on whose order a special investigative team was also set up, but to no avail. Family members accompanied by people from all sections of society also held a candle march on Monday, demanding that the case be transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation.

The family members threatened to block the rail track on Wednesday, if the police did not make any headway.
Sensing the gravity of the matter, inspector general of police Anil Kumar Rao on Tuesday asked police team to expedite the investigations. Investigating officer deputy superintendent of police Karan Goel said that matter was being investigated from all angles and they hoped that the victim whereabouts would be known soon.

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