Missing Anthropologist Atreyee Majumdar Found in Bengaluru Hotel

Atreyee went missing on 4 April, the day she arrived in Bengaluru from Toronto.

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Atreyee went missing on 4 April, the day she arrived in Bengaluru from Toronto.
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Atreyee Majumdar, a Bengaluru-based anthropologist who was missing for over five days, was reportedly found in hotel Taj Vivanta on MG Road in Bengaluru on Wednesday morning. More details are awaited on her reappearance.

Search teams had been formed by 35-year-old Majumder's colleagues and friends as they tried to locate her in Bengaluru, where she lives.

Atreyee went missing on 4 April, the day she arrived in Bengaluru from Toronto, and was located again on 11 April. She is currently pursuing a post doctoral fellowship in Toronto.

Marthahalli police officials, who were investigating the disappearance of Atreyee, confirmed that she stayed at Novotel hotel in Marthahalli on the night of her disappearance and then at Marriot hotel in Bellanduru on 5 April right after she went missing.

Missing Anthropologist Atreyee Majumdar Found in Bengaluru Hotel
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/sunetrac)

"She stayed at Novotel hotel on 4 April, and her last known location was at the Marriot hotel where CCTV footage shows she checked out on 6 April. It also showed that she was alone and no one was with her," said Sadiq Pasha, inspector at Marthahalli police station who is investigating the case.

On 4 April, Atreyee's parents Biplab Majumder and Paramati Majumder welcomed their daughter back home in Bengaluru when she visited after having been in Toronto.

Just prior to that, Atreyee had gone incommunicado in Toronto as well, and did not respond to calls made by her parents on 3 April. The next day, she informed her parents that she had landed in New Delhi. "We asked her to fly to Bengaluru straight away," says Biplab.

She reached Bengaluru on 4 April and a relieved Biplab received her at the airport and drove her home at 4:30 pm. "She went straight into her room and slept," says Biplab.

A few hours later, he said, at around 9 pm, she stepped out of her house with her purse in hand and was not seen or heard from after that for over five days.

A picture of Atreyee was shared extensively on social media in an attempt to reach her.

She has not left a digital footprint since she is not carrying a phone. We have also distributed pamphlets, informed hospitals, PGs and hotels nearby to keep a look out for her.
Sadiq Pasha, inspector at Marthahalli police station

Atreyee is an alumnus of National Law School in Bengaluru and was in Toronto pursuing a post-doctoral research with a fellowship from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.

(With inputs from The News Minute .)

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