On a mini-bus from Mandya to Nepal

Thirty-five people from different families from Haralahalli in Pandavapura — who were on a monthlong trip on a mini-bus all the way from Mandya to Nepal — have gone missing since Saturday morning.

All the 35, including the conductor and a cleaner of the mini-bus, left Haralahalli on April 9. They hired the vehicle from Kamadhenu Travels here. Whereabouts of the 35 are still not known, Mandya district police said.

According to their family members, repeated efforts to contact them over mobile phones went futile. They had visited Sigandur, Mumbai, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Ayodhya, Varanasi and other places before leaving for Nepal, Ramesh, a relative of one of the missing persons, told The Hindu.

Meanwhile, the Mandya district administration is planning to send senior officials to Nepal to trace/help the missing persons. The police have collected photographs and details of all the missing.

“We have already contacted officials in Nepal and New Delhi to trace the missing persons from Mandya,” Borase Bhushan Gulabrao, Mandya Superintendent of Police, said here on Saturday.

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