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IGNOU student 'goes missing' from JNU campus: police

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 26-year-old PhD student of the National Open University (IGNOU) here, has gone missing from the JNU campus, police said.

Mukul Jain, enrolled in IGNOU's Life Sciences course, has been missing since January 8, they said.

He was not a registered student of the University and had gone to meet his in the JNU campus, and later went missing, police said.

Earlier in the day, police had said, Jain was a student of the JNU.

of of IGNOU, Kaustuva Barik confirmed that, "Jain was a PhD scholar of the open university whose was from the IGNOU, and a from the JNU."

"His informed me that the student went missing from the JNU campus, the day before yesterday. He had told his friends that he was going somewhere. We will offer all kind of assistance needed (to trace him)," Barik said.

A missing report was registered in the evening of January 8. It is suspected that he was having some problems in his relationship, said a from the South-west District.

Till now, no foul play has been suspected, police said.

Incidentally, the prestigious JNU has been in the for last one year or so for the disappearance of

Najeeb, a JNU student, went missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the university on October 15, 2016, following a scuffle with some other students, allegedly affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the previous night.

Over a month after the incident, his mother moved the Delhi High Court, seeking directions to the police to trace her son.

The high court on May 16 last year handed over to the CBI the investigation into the disappearance of Najeeb, a student of M.Sc in

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:45 IST