A teacher, who went to visit the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir along with his wife and daughter, has been traceless since Sunday.
Manish Kumar, 30, who is posted in a middle school at Chilahari under Dumraon block of Buxar district, had gone to visit the Vaishno Devi shrine as also the Kashmir valley on August 31. He was accompanied by his wife Rohini Verma and two-and-a half-year-old daughter Mithi.
Manish’s last contact was with his elder brother Sushil Kumar, an employee at Bhabua civil court, on Sunday evening.
Manish informed his brother that he had put up in Hotel Altamas at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, which had been engulfed by the current devastating floods and the family had not got even food since morning.
Manish also told his brother that he was talking from the mobile phone of the hotel owner as his own set was not working there. Thereafter, there has been no information about his and his family’s whereabouts and all efforts to contact Manish have yielded no results.
Other family members of Manish at his native place Nehru Nagar in Buxar and in Bhabua were in shock after seeing the massive floods in J&K on television. The elder brother has appealed to HT and the state authorities to help him track his brother and ensure his and the family’s safe return.