A mysterious letter shot off from Aligarh by a woman was delivered at the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, on November 14. The woman who had sent the letter has claimed to have spotted JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who is missing for over a month.
A probe on the basis of the letter which has not been yet authenticated, has been initiated by the Delhi Police. The letter can be sent to forensic department for further examination by the Delhi Police.
The mysterious letter was received by hostel president Azeem, who approached Najeeb’s mother, Fatima Nafees apprising her of the content of the letter as the letter was addressed to Najeeb Ahmed. Najeeb’s mother handed the letter over to the Delhi Police crime branch.
The letter written by a woman, claimed that Najeeb was seen at a market place in Aligarh. The woman claimed that Najeeb approached her in the market seeking help.
The woman was told by Najeeb that he had been locked up at some unknown place and that he managed to escape from the captivity, the letter claimed.
Najeeb left or was taken away by some people by the time, the woman could have informed and called someone for help, sources said.
An address in Aligarh was specified in the letter by the writer, however when the Crime branch authorities reached that area, nobody could be found. The letter does not say about a payment or any request relating to abduction, if Najeeb was really seized.
According to the sources said the police officials are presently focusing on questioning the courier agency through which the letter was delivered. On the basis of information provided by the courier agency, the police are trying to find out the location from where it was dispatched and the person, who shot off the letter.
Interim, the reward to whoever gives information about the whereabouts of Najeeb Ahmed has been increased to Rs. 5 lakh by the Delhi Police. Earlier the reward amount was Rs 2 lakh.
Najeeb a student of MSc at the School of Biotechnology, went missing from JNU campus on October 15. A night before he went missing, Najeeb allegedly had an on-campus brawl with members of ABVP.
Police on their part are attempting to reproduce the succession of occasions that prompted to Najeeb’s missing. Police have acquired the CCTV footage from the Jamia Millia University of the day Najeeb was accepted to have come to there in the wake of leaving JNU in an autorickshaw.