For close to a week now, a 26-year-old man from Bagalkot in Karnataka has been missing from Hamburg in Germany.
Manjunath Choori, an engineer who hails from Seemikeri, was pursuing a Masters degree in the German city and has been missing since Sunday. His friend Anil Deshpande, who also lives in Hamburg, filed a missing complaint with the local police.
Now, the Indian Consulate in Hamburg has stepped in to help the authorities there trace the man, Deccan Herald reported.
Quoting sources, The New Indian Express reported that Manjunath may have ended his life by jumping in a river.
"His bicycle, shoes and clothes were found on the river bank and search for him is under way. As the river currents are too strong, the search has been called off. However, we are waiting for further confirmation. Police have found a letter in the mail box of Manjunath but not much is known of the letter and its contents," the sources told the publication.
According to The Times of India, the German police said that they found a letter from Manjunath's room, but that they "couldn't read since it was written in an Indian language".
It has also been reported that Manjunath was supposedly depressed since his father passed away last year.
His family is extremely concerned and officials helping in his search are in touch with his mother Mahanadi Churi who lives in Seemikeri.
A family member told TOI, "He would call up his mother twice a day over phone from Germany. He last spoke to her on Saturday afternoon and since then we have not heard from him. She received a call from Hamburg Indian embassy on Monday night around 10 pm and was informed about her son's disappearance."