Another Student Goes Missing From Kota, Third Such Incident in Last Two Weeks

A student from Uttar Pradesh, who was studying in Rajasthan’s Kota, has gone missing since February 13. This is the second such case to be reported this week from Kota, which is India’s coaching hub.

Piyush Kapasia, a JEE aspirant from UP, was staying in a hostel in Kota’s Indra Vihar for the last two years and disappeared on February 13.

According to an NDTV report, the boy’s father said that Piyush spoke to his mother last on Tuesday in the morning after which he did not take the family’s calls. He later switched off his phone.

A missing complaint has been filed in the matter and the police have launched a search operation to trace Kapasiya.

This comes after another 18-year-old NEET aspirant had gone missing from Rajasthan’s Kota after he left for his coaching institute around 7 am on Saturday.

The student identified as Yuvraj, a native of Sikar district, was preparing for the NEET entrance examination at a private coaching centre, reported India Today.

On Saturday, Yuvraj left his hostel in the Transport Nagar area to reach his institute at 7 am. Since then, the teenager remains untraceable. The report also stated that the boy left his mobile phone at the hostel.

Last week another student, Rachit Sondhya, a native of Madhya Pradesh went missing from the coaching hub. 16-year-old Rachit Sondhya was last seen entering the forest area near Garadiya Mahadev temple in a security camera footage.

Police said they had recovered his belongings – bag, and keys from the area.

Rachit’s parents have circulated his posters urging the public to help find their son. They have also reached out to Education Minister Madan Dilawar, requesting his intervention.