Blame Canacona police for not cooperating in the investigation; Suspect that their son may have been kidnapped by some unknown persons; Hold the hostel incharge responsible for the incident
PONDA: With no breakthrough into the case where in 14-year-old Ankit Virendra Morya, a Class VIII student of Mallikarjun High School and residing in a hostel at Canacona, went reportedly missing after school hours on Children’s Day (November 14), his parents have now decided to meet Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to expedite probe.
Ankit’s parents, who are residing at Margao, have approached the media through some friends and relatives in Ponda but to no avail. They blame Canacona police for not cooperating in the investigation and suspect that their son may have been kidnapped by some unknown persons and have also held the hostel Mathaji Mandir situated at Temewada, Canacona responsible for the same.
It may be recalled that the incident took place after school hours and the parents came to know when Ankit’s mother Bimla visited the hostel the same day at 3 pm. She was shocked to know that her son had not returned to the hostel. Ankit was expected to reach the hostel at around 2 pm after school hours as usual.
Ankit is around four feet three inch tall, thin built and white in complexion, was wearing a blue shirt and blue pant. He knows Bhojpuri, Hindi, English besides Konkani and Marathi.
Bimla said, “We are from UP and have been residing in Goa for the last 18 years. My husband Virendra is carpenter by profession and we have been residing near J J Costa Hospital at Margao and since this academic year our son joined Mallikarjun High School, Canacona.” She says “Neither we nor our son Ankit have any enemies. Canacona Police have failed to make any progress in the case and we feel that our son may have been abducted from Canacona Hostel due to negligence and we demand a thorough investigation.”
According to Ankit’s classmates, he had gone to school in the morning from hostel and was seen leaving the school at 1.30 pm on November 14. School CCTV footage showed him entering the school but not leaving the premises. He failed to reach the hostel at 2 pm which is 1.5 km from the school. When Ankit’s mother visited the hostel at 3 pm on that fateful day, she was shocked to learn that he had not reached the hostel. She held the hostel incharge Shrikant Gaonkar responsible and alleged that he did not allow her to inform her husband about her missing son. She further alleged that Gaonkar prohibited her from making a phone call and till around 7 pm the police too failed in registering a missing complaint. The complaint was registered the next day (November 15) by Police on written complaint by Gaonkar.