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Bengaluru techie missing; he listed car online, had gone to meet Olx buyer

Kumar Ajitabh, a 29-year-old software engineer, had listed his vehicle on online marketplace Olx for sale and gone out on December 18 to meet a  prospective car buyer.

india Updated: Dec 25, 2017 21:50 IST
Agencies, Bengaluru
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Kumar Ajitabh, who hails from Patna, was working in Bengaluru as a software engineer. (Twitter)

A 29-year-old software engineer workingin Bengaluru has been missing since last Monday after he put up his car for sale online, the police said.

Kumar Ajitabh, who hails from Patna, had listed his vehicle on online marketplace Olx for sale.

Police said Ajitabh’s friends suspect that he had gone out on December 18, around 6:30pm, to meet a prospective car buyer.

According to police, his phone is switched off. It was reportedly active onWhatsApp till about 7:10pm that evening, they said. Ajitabh’s phone was last tracked to Gunjur on the outskirts of the city.

Ajitabh had got through an executive MBA programme at Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and was about to shift from the city, where he was residing with a friend since 2010. He is saidto have put his car up for sale to fund his studies.

The car has not yet been traced, the police said, adding they are searching for him.

The engineer’s family and friends have also started a social media campaign with hashtag #FindAjitabh”.

Four teams have been set up to look for the techie hailing from Bihar.

“We have formed four teams to search for Kumar Ajitabh, who left his house at Whitefield in the city’s south-east suburbs on December 18 morning, apparently to sell his car to a buyer, but did not return home. His mobile phone is also switched off since then,” inspector Praveen Babu said.

First Published: Dec 25, 2017 16:24 IST