Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Japanese student goes missing

New Delhi: Indian police are investigating the disappearance of a Japanese university student who went missing hours after he arrived in the capital, a police official said.
Kota Shinozaki, aged 21, passed through Indian immigration on September 3 after landing at New Delhi airport aboard a Cathay Pacific flight.
He changed currency before the trail went cold, Japanese Embassy Counsellor Shigeyuki Shimamori told reporters.
Witnesses last saw him carrying a rucksack. "This was his first visit to India and he was due to return to Japan on September 23," Shimamori said.
A Delhi police official confirmed that a missing person's report had been filed by the Japanese embassy in New Delhi on October 17, after Shinozaki's parents notified the foreign ministry in Tokyo of their son's disappearance.
25/10/05 AFP/Daily News & Analysis