Case of missing Indian man: Australian police raise suspicion over stolen car

Australian police, probing the mysterious disappearance of a 27-year-old Indian, have received information that a stolen vehicle is involved in the case.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 31, 2015, 00:59 AM IST

Melbourne: Australian police, probing the mysterious disappearance of a 27-year-old Indian, have received information that a stolen vehicle is involved in the case.

Shiva Chauhan, who worked here as a delivery van driver, went missing under mysterious circumstances while on duty in May last year. His locked van was traced the very next day in Melbourne's Keysborough area.

"Our investigations suggest a stolen Toyota Camry may have been involved in Shiva's disappearance. That vehicle is still outstanding and we would like to locate it as it may afford evidence in relation to his disappearance," inspector Jill Dyson was quoted as saying by Herald Sun today.

Raising apprehensions that the bread delivery driver met foul play, he said Chauhan, who was living in Melbourne on a student visa, had no known enemies and no reason to voluntarily go missing.

"We have received information to suggest that this vehicle is involved. It was reported stolen following his disappearance. The fact we believe this vehicle was involved suggests that there may have been some attempt to intercept him and then his truck was then abandoned," said Dyson.