A first-year medical student of BYL Nair Hospital has gone missing since Wednesday.
Satyendra Singh, 20, a MBBS student, resided in the hospital’s hostel.
His classmates claim that the last time they saw him was on Wednesday when he appeared for a practical examination on campus.
“When the student did not appear for the Thursday exam, his hostel mates approached me,” Dr Ravi Rananavare, dean, Nair Hospital.
“Sometimes students go to their relative’s place. We thus contacted Singh’s father in Uttar Pradesh and his uncle in Baroda. However, both were unaware of the student’s whereabouts,” said Dr Rananavare.
The dean has filed a missing person’s complaint with the Agripada police.
According to Singh’s friends, he was a jovial guy and an average student.
“On Wednesday, Singh did not return to his room after the exam. We thought he might have gone to study somewhere else. However, the next day also he did not appear for the exam,” said one of Singh’s hostel mates.
When his friends tried calling him on his mobile phone, it was switched off.
“We all face examination tension, but that day he did not show any abnormal behaviour or sign of depression,” said one of his batch mates.
“It is a matter of concern that he is not to be seen,” said a doctor.
Police inspector, S Mohite, from the Agripada police station confirmed that a missing person's complaint had been registered on the application filed by the dean of the Nair Hospital.
“We are now recording statements of his friends to find out where was he was last seen. We are investigating the case on top priority,” he said.
(Inputs by Megha Sood)