Mumbai: In a span of 10 months, two freshers from Topiwala National Medical College have gone missing, for no apparent reason. Akshay Meshram (19), a first-year MBBS student of the college has not been seen since last Thursday. In December 2010, Satyendra Singh, a first-year MBBS student from the same college and the same hostel, had similarly gone missing.
“We have registered a missing person’s complaint. At present, we don’t think there is any connection between the two cases, but our search is on. We are looking out for any activity on Meshram’s phone and cards,” API Kharade from Agripada police station, has said, adding, “Satyendra Singh had gone missing in December and we haven’t found him yet.”
“It is just a mere happenstance that the two were from the same college. We have an active mentorship programme, and all new students are given a mentor to whom they can turn to for advice, personal or otherwise. The teaching staff is approachable and there is no problem within our hospital,” Dr R V Rananavare, dean, TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, has said. [Source: Mid Day]