A police team from Kochi has left for Goa in search of a 17-year old boy who went missing from the city on Thursday.
Anurag R Nair (17), a commerce student at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala, in Kochi, had gone missing after he left home to go to school.
Officials are now examining reports, which suggest that a boy who resembled the missing boy visited the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh office in Panaji.
â€œAnurag visited RSS office in Goa on Saturday afternoon. He entered the office around 3.40 pm and left after a couple of hours. He also freshened up at the office and then left. The office bearers of the RSS office got suspicious and alerted the Ernakulam office as he revealed to them that his native place is in Kochi," said Anurag's uncle, Ramesh Kumar speaking to Times of India.
Meanwhile, the police team investigating the case also found CCTV footage of the boy from a hotel in Panaji close to the RSS office. The footage accessed by the police also shows Anurag with a new bald look.
"He appeared confident and I am 100 percent sure that the boy in the video is Anurag. He is an above-average student and always wanted to do social service. We are yet to know the exact reason for his disappearance," said Ramesh.
Police added that they believe that he is still in Goa and are confident of tracking him down.
He was last seen wearing a school uniform shirt - a checked shirt with yellow, grey and white colours, and black trousers.
He was wearing the same clothes in the CCTV footage accessed from Goa as well, reported The Hindu.
He is carrying only his school identification card, according to the police.