Prashanta Das- a man from Majuli- has remain untraceable for the last six months after he went to Hyderabad looking for a job, informed family sources.
A father of child who is over a year old, Prashanta went to Hyderabad in October 2019 after he was finding it difficult to meet the expenses of his family by working in his village and nearby areas.
He is a resident of Afolamukh village under Dakhipat Village Panchayat of Assam’s Majuli district.
“He went to Hyderabad last October in search of a job. But since then we do not have any information regarding his whereabouts,” said Prashanta’s wife Sumi Das.
“Neither has he called nor have we been able to contact him and know if he is okay,” she further added.
“In his absence the family is going through a difficult time. We have been helping them with whatever little we can,” said a neighbour.
“In the last storm their house was also damaged severely and the villagers got together to fix it with whatever little resources we had,” the neighbour further added.
It was further informed by the family members that even though they have informed the local police and district administration orally regarding Prashanta’s missing, a written complaint, however, is yet to be lodged.
“The family members have approached the police and the local administration and sought their help in tracing Prashanta. However, they are yet to file a written complaint,” said another neighbour.
The family members and the villagers are now touch worried after he did not contact even after over six months.
“We just hope he is fine and he returns home soon,” said another neighbour.
“We are hopeful the police department and the local administration will come in aid of the poor lady and help her in tracing her missing husband,” the neighbour added.
Villagers further informed that they will approach Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for help.
Sonowal was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly from the Majuli Assembly constituency.
Majuli, the largest inhabited river island of the world, is the only island Assembly constituency of Assam and is famous for its mask industry and is the hub of Vaishnavite culture.