PATNA: The search to trace the missing doctor of Nalanda Medical College (NMC) continued for the fifth day on Sunday, while the police claimed that they are hopeful of a breakthrough in the case soon.
Dr Sanjay Kumar, head of the department of pharmacology at NMC, went missing in Patna on the night of March 1, when he was on his way to inspect the college. On March 2, police recovered his car, two cell phones and a diary near pillar number 46 of the Mahatma Gandhi Setu over the river Ganga.
According to Manoranjan Kumar, SHO of Patrakar Nagar police station, the teams are probing the matter from all aspects.
“We are interrogating the doctor’s colleagues to get some leads in the matter. Senior police officers also inspected the spot where his car was recovered.”
An SDRF official said that though they are continuing their search, they have not found any clue in the case even after four days. SDRF sub-inspector Ashok Kumar Yadav said, “We are continuing our search to trace the doctor in the river Ganga from Gaighat to Fatuha, but we have not got any success so far.”
Police said that on Saturday evening, they found a CCTV camera at Mahatma Gandhi Setu, which belongs to a construction company, and found footage of March 1, in which Dr Kumar is seen parking his car at around 7.38 pm and the car After getting down from the bus, he turns off the car. Darwaza and walks towards Hajipur alone.
The matter came to light on March 1 and Saloni Kumar, the wife of the missing doctor, lodged a case on March 2 at the Patrakar Nagar police station.