Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Missing Bengaluru anthropologist Atreyee Majumdar found

Missing Bengaluru anthropologist Atreyee Majumdar found

A 35-year-old anthropologist, Atreyee Majumdar, went missing from Bengaluru at least a week ago.

She had gone incommunicado in Toronto as well, where she's now pursuing her fellowship.

He added that few hours later at around 9 pm, she stepped out of her house with her purse in hand and she has not been since.

Atreyee had gone incommunicado in Toronto and did not respond to calls made by her parents on April 3.

A massive search operation has been launched after an anthropologist in Bengaluru went missing last week. But after a day, she informed her parents that she had landed in New Delhi. Her parents asked her to fly to Bengaluru immediately and received her at the airport and brought her home. The security guard at the construction site who spotted Atreyee alerted the police when she did not reveal her identity and told him that she would only talk to the police. "She stayed at Novotel Hotel on 4 April and her last known location was obtained from CCTV footage that showed her checking out of the Marriot Hotel on 6 April".

Atreyee is allegedly suffering from schizophrenia - a mental disorder, and is now undergoing treatment at Nimhans, Maratahalli Police Inspector Sadiq Pasha said. Since then she was not to be seen. Reports say that the police was informed by the hotel staff after they recognised her from the pictures being shared by her friends and family on the social media platform.

Atreyee is an Andrew W Mellon Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto. She was at the hospital till Tuesday. She has a PhD in Anthropology from Yale University in 2014, and has also taught at the School of Development at Azim Premji University, Bangalore between 2014 and 2016.

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