Missing Cottonians traced
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 12: Three Cotton College students who have been missing since Thursday have been traced at Howrah in West Bengal. The three – Tanmoy Kathar, Wahidur Rahman and Partha Pratim Mali – all HS first year students with results not up to their expectations went to West Bengal in the Saraighat Express on Thursday.
Sources said that families of the missing students have informed the police of this. The mobile phones of the students have been switched off since Thursday.
While Tanmoy Kathar is a resident of Paltan Bazar in the city, Wahidur Rahman is from the Lakhara area and Partha Pratim Mali is from Bamunimaidam in the city.
The three students, all alumni of Sankardev Jatiya Vidyalaya, had passed HSLC with flying colours. All of them were reading in science stream. In the HS fist year examitions they got grade ‘F’.
According to the Principal of the College, the three students were not present in a number of examitions, including practical examitions. If one remained absent in the theory paper, the other remained absent in the practical paper. They were also absent in their fourth subject examitions, the Principal said.
According to the parents, they were ignorant of their wards fairing badly in the examition. They said that the three students had taken cash for admission.
All the parents suspect the role of a Delhi-based doctor, Mril Sarma, in the incident of the students going missing. “The doctor gifted the three students with books and recharged their mobile phones, besides giving them money and other costly presentations. The doctor had his birthday celebrated at Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok in the city on April 9. He invited these three students also, along with others, at the birthday party. There’s enough room for doubt on the role of the doctor and his purpose in the three students going missing,” the parents said. Police investigation is going on. It is suspected that the three might have gone as they are frustrated with the poor performance in the examition.