A fortnight after 24-year-old Amarjeet Yadav went missing on April 24, a local fisherman hauled his bag from Bhayandar creek on May 6. Based on the documents he recovered from the bag, voter ID, PAN card and HSC mark sheet, the fisherman asked his wife to inform Amarjeet’s family about his discovery.
An engineering student, Amarjeet had come to Mumbai in search of a job two months ago. At the time he went missing, Amarjeet was undergoing training as a telecaller for a reputed bank located at J B Nagar in Andheri (West). He had cleared his engineering on the third attempt. According to his elder brother Sabhjeet, on April 24, Amarjeet left for work around 9 am. It was his third day in office. He was expected to return home by 8 pm, but he never did.
Worried about his brother, Sabhjeet called the bank to. To his surprise, the bank manager informed him that Amarjeet had failed to report to work. The Yadavs, residents of Gahtkanpada in Dahisar (East), then registered a missing person complaint with the local police. Madhav More, police inspector, Dahisar police station, said, “Amarjeet has been missing since April 24. On the third day of his training, he failed to show up at the bank. A few days ago, a local fisherman found his office bag in Bhayandar creek. We recovered his voter ID, PAN card and HSC mark sheet and some other documents from the bag.”
More said that primary investigation revealed that the initial period of unemployment had pushed the youth into depression. “He wouldn’t talk much at home, neither did he have any friends in the area. At his workplace, he kept to himself. We are in constant touch with his family and the manager of the bank. We are investigating the case from all angles.”
Talking about his missing son, Chhotelal (60), a painter by profession, said, “He was a simple boy and had hardly made friends in the area as he had come to Mumbai just two months ago from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Despite being an engineer, Amarjeet had been jobless for the past three months. We don’t know where he has gone. To make matters worse, he doesn’t have a cellphone.”