Mumbai: A medical student who had gone missing from his hostel in Kharghar was traced to a holy Buddhist site in Nashik 110 km away by the railway police. The 23-year-old student (identity kept confidential) told the police that he was keen to convert to Buddhism and was trying to find an institution where he could do so. He has been brought back to his hostel.
The student belongs to Marathwada. On March 9, he left his hostel wearing a lungi and with a shawl. When he did not return a day later, hostel authorities lodged a missing complaint. They enquired with a security guard who was the last one to see the student on March 9. The guard said he had asked the youth to sign the register while exiting. He also chided the youth for not dressing up as per hostel guidelines. But the student mumbled something and left.
The railway crime branch started probing the possibility that the youth left by train. They checked…