Wanting to become a saint, IIT Madras girl leaves for the Himalayas

Vedantam L Prathyusha left behind two notes in which she says she was leaving for the Himalayas to explore more about her spiritual leanings.

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2016, 12:25 PM IST
Wanting to become a saint, IIT Madras girl leaves for the Himalayas

Chennai: In a bizarre incident, a second-year student of MS engineering design in IIT Madras went missing from her hostel on Sunday leaving behind a note that she is headed to the Himalayas to pursue a spiritual life.

26-year-old Vedantam L Prathyusha left behind two notes in her room that she was leaving for the Himalayas to explore more about her spiritual leanings.

Media reports add Pratyusha mentioned in the note that she wanted to become a saint and that she was being protected by God and her family will never come to know about her whereabouts.

As per the institute she left early last Sunday. She had filled in the permission register before leaving the hostel, in which she had mentioned that she would return on January 20.

However, after she failed to reach her home in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, her parents contacted the IIT administration.

The police has since filed an FIR in the case.