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A 35-year-old chemistry laboratory assistant of Pakshikha Central School in Gedu, Chukha, has been missing since the afternoon of December 28.

The senior superintendent of police (SSP) from Phuentsholing, Colonel Wangchukla, said that a relative of the missing man, who works in Lhaki Steels and Rolling Private Limited in Phuentsholing, reported about the case to Gedu police on January 1.

The SSP said an investigation revealed that the laboratory assistant had not taken anything with him.

A relative of the missing man had written on the social media website, Facebook, that the laboratory assistant went missing after leaving his door open in Pakshikha. “He left his money and ATM card home,” the Facebook post stated.

Colonel Wangchukla said that following the report, Gedu police deployed a search and rescue team comprising of 20 policemen to search for the man. “His last mobile location was detected at Toktokha, Chukha.”

However, a Gedu police official said that even after searching all the areas around the place, they could not find the man.

Staff reporter

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