Missing Ghaziabad student went to Patna for 'dip in Ganga': Cops

Mukul Jain, enrolled in IGNOU's Life Sciences course, had been missing since January 8. He returned on Thursday and told police that he had gone to Patna to take a holy dip in the Ganga river.

Missing Ghaziabad student went to Patna for 'dip in Ganga': Cops

New Delhi: A 29-year-old PhD student of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) here, who had gone missing from the JNU campus a few days ago, returned to his Ghaziabad home today after a trip to Patna, the police said.

Mukul Jain, enrolled in IGNOU's Life Sciences course, had been missing since January 8.

Jain returned on Thursday and told police that he had gone to Patna to take a holy dip in the Ganga river.

A senior police officer said that Jain was depressed after a break-up with his girlfriend. He left for Patna from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, leaving behind his mobile phone and ATM  card in the JNU lab, the officer added.

Jain had gone to meet his research adviser on the JNU campus, police said.

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