ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Fifty-year-old Karto Riba has gone missing since November 20 from Srikakullam Road Railway Station in Andhra Pradesh. Before he went missing, according to his family members, he made frantic phone calls to his wife that he is being harassed and chased by some unidentified goons,.
His daughter, Tode Riba informed that her father had left from Likabali and boarded the Bangalore Express (No. 12510) Rangia to Khattpati train alone, on November 19.
He was to visit his wife, Munni Riba in CMC Vellore, who is undergoing treatment.
Karto reportedly called his wife several times on November 20, saying that two men were harassing and threatening him inside the coach.
He managed to get down at a station at around 7.30 PM and was in constant touch with his family till about 12 AM. Since then, he has been untraceable.
However, an unidentified co-passenger also called Munni at around the same time Karto got down at the Srikakullam Road Railway Station at around 7.30 PM.
When questioned on how the passenger managed to get a hold of her mother’s number, Tode said that they have no clue about it.
The passenger also reportedly dropped off a sack of rice, which Karto was carrying along with his other belongings, to the Vellore Railway Station lost and found counter and informed Munni on the phone.
He was to meet her at 1.30 PM but since she was undergoing dialysis, she sent two people, who also failed to meet the unidentified man.
Tode said that they are trying to gather more information from the man, but he is now not available to speak to, saying that he has already answered several queries.
“My mother has been crying ever since we lost contact with our father. She is already unwell and it is taking a toll on her health even more”, Tode said, while requesting the state government to help her family in locating her father at the earliest.
Two other relatives have also gone to the last location where her father was and said that they would make a police complaint there. However, they too have been out of reach since 9.30 AM today (Wednesday).
Meanwhile, the Galo Youth Organization (GYO) has written to the state Home Minister on November 22, to help locate Karto immediately and to intimate higher authorities of the Andhra Pradesh Government to help in the search.