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Kanpur-based doctor reported missing from Paharganj hotel

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He had come to Delhi for a hearing in a court case

A 43-year-old doctor, who also owns a nursing home in Kanpur, allegedly went missing from a hotel at Paharganj in Central Delhi. He had come to Delhi from Kanpur for a hearing in a court case.

The matter came to light when the wife of the missing man, identified as Dr. Shakti Bhargav, filed a complaint with the police on Thursday evening. In her complaint, she told the police that she has been unable to contact her husband who had come to Delhi on July 15.

According to the police, Dr. Bhargav is the owner of Kanpur-based Bhargava Nursing Home and is also a renowned doctor.

“He had checked in at Hotel White Empire at Paharganj on July 15 and stayed indoors most of the time. He also had dinner at the hotel restaurant. On July16 morning, Dr. Bhargav left the hotel premises after having breakfast and since then his wife has not been able to contact him,” said a senior police office.

Dr. Bhargav’s wife, who also is a doctor by profession, came to Delhi along with some family members to file the missing report. According to the police, Dr. Bhargav’s two mobile phones were switched off since July 16, which caused a panic among his family members.

TheNabi Karim police station at Paharganj filed a case of abduction and initiated an investigation into his wife’s claim. A police officer close to the investigation said Dr. Bhargav was a party to litigation in a Kanpur court. “It is too early to say whether his disappearance has anything to do with the court case. We are, however, investigating all possible angles,” said the officer.

The officer further said the CCTV footage of the hotel is currently being checked for clues. The hotel staff was also grilled following the police complaint.

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