GURUGRAM: Dipankar Ghosal (51), a resident of Saraswati Kunj, left his office at Vatika Triangle on MG Road on Thursday evening, but even after four days he has not reached home. CCTV cameras last recorded his movement near MG Road metro station around 7.25pm.

According to Krishna, Dipankar’s wife, he had sent her a WhatsApp message at 6.56pm informing that he would be late in returning home. Within minutes, his mobile phone was switched off. Krishna waited for the entire night but Dipankar didn’t return. In the morning, she ed his colleagues, who too had no knowledge of his whereabouts.

Sukhinder Bir Singh, chief vigilance officer of Vatika Group, approached the police and filed a complaint. “Dipankar was working with the company as the deputy manager. Like all other days, on Thursday (August 23) he left office after finishing his work. We got to know the next day that he was missing,” said Singh in his complaint. Based on the complaint, an FIR was registered under Section 346 (wrongful confinement in secret) of the IPC in Sector 29 police station.

When policemen spoke to Krishna, she said, “ I last spoke to him around 2.30pm on Thursday. I had called him up to find out if he had eaten his lunch and asked him to buy some medicines on his way back in the evening. After this, I received a message from him in the evening, following which his phone is switched off.”

She added that Dipankar was under stress from the past few months both in the personal front and professionally. “He has been working in the hotel (of Vatika Group) for the past several years. Recently he was shifted to the procurement department. This change had affected him though he was trying to adjust in his new job profile,” said Krishna adding that Dipankar is the youngest of eight siblings. Three months ago, one of his elder sisters passed away and recently his other sister has been diagnosed with blood cancer.

“We have two children, a 10-year-old son and a six-year-old daughter. Since the past four days, I haven’t been able to sleep thinking that he might return any time,” Krishna added.

Ashish Chakraborty, a colleague of Dipankar, said, “He (Dipankar) came to office on August 23 as usual and left around 7pm. There was nothing unusual about his behaviour.” Motilal, assistant sub-inspector and the investigation officer, said, “The call records show Dipankar they had checked the call records of Ghosal and nothing suspicious was found.

“Last few calls he had made to his office colleagues for office related work,” said Motilal adding that they also checked the CCTV footage of MG Road metro station but it is not clear whether he took metro or not.

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