A foreign national is reported to have gone missing mysteriously from a hotel in Maripur area under Kazi Mohammadpur police station here.
The foreigner, identified as McCam Lionevinci from Cameroon in west Africa, was last seen with a local, Sanjay Rai, a resident of Khabra road, Muzaffarpur.
McCam was eager to visit Vaishali, a Buddhist and Jain tourist place in the adjoining district with same name, and thereafter entrain for Delhi with Rai on Friday.
Rai, however, approached the police with the hotel management on Friday to inform them that the African had been missing since Wednesday.
Rai, in his complaint, said he met McCam at New Delhi railway station, when he was waiting to board Swatantrata Senani Express for Muzaffarpur.
“I helped him in finding a hotel on his request but when reached his hotel room at noon on Friday, I found him missing. When I tried to contact him over his cellphone, he responded three or four times saying that he was near the hotel. But, his phone went off during the fifth call. Thereafter, all attempts to locate him went in vain,” Rai said.
The Kazi Mohammadpur police have registered a case and started a search operation.
“His belongings are still in the hotel room. Even his passport and visa are secure. We are trying to zero in on him by his mobile location. But it seems switched off,” said senior superintendent of police Vivek Kumar.
“According to the passport, the foreign national is a resident of house no. 65 of Daula-16, Cameroon. We have recovered his passport, his identity card and other belongings from his room,” he said.