Kohima, Sep. 13 (EMN): A state police officer, posted at Pfutsero town in Phek district, has gone missing since September 7.
Inspector Neiphretuo Metsie-o from Chiechama village, posted with the C-Company of the 5th NAP battalion in Pfutsero town, was said to have been travelling to his place of posting from Kohima after a brief period of leave from duty. However, he neither reported for work since then nor returned to his home in Kohima; and his mobile phone is inaccessible.
Metsie-o’s wife has filed a first information report (FIR) at the North police station in Kohima on September 11 stating that her husband’s whereabouts were unknown since he left for Pfutsero on September 7 at around 6.30 am. He was said to have been driving his vehicle, a Mahindra Scorpio (white), bearing registration number NL 07C 2743.
Sources said it was confirmed that he reached till Zuketsa, near Pfutsero, but there was no clue as to where he went from there.
Police said efforts were on to trace the officer; however, they were unable to make any breakthrough yet. Both Kohima and Phek police are involved in the search operation, assisted by the public.
On Thursday, the Chiechama village council and youth organisation were said to have carried out a search and inquiry along with the police, while on Friday, another team of Chiechama village leaders and Pfutseromi youth organisation will be joining the administration force in carrying out a search operation in several locations.
There were reports that the missing cop was seen travelling with three others, but this could not be confirmed. The matter is being treated as a ‘missing case’ but nothing could be ruled out at this point of time unless there is a breakthrough of some sort, a police source said.
Meanwhile, the Northern Angami Youth Organisation (NAYO) is said to have appealed to the police authorities to strengthen the investigating and search teams.