Delhi woman missing from MP, friends launch Save Leena campaign

A 38-year-old woman from Delhi has gone missing from Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh while visiting her ancestral town in April, police have said.

The Hoshangabad superintendent of police AP Singh confirmed about Leena Sharma’s disappearance since last week of April from Sohagpur in Hoshangabad district.

“Her elder sister Hema Sharma, who is presently in Karnataka, came along with her maternal uncle Pramod Sharma to Sohagpur police station on May 5 and reported that Leena was missing since April last week,” Singh said.

Leena’s uncle is a local Congress leader.

Investigations have revealed Indian Institute of Foreign Trade graduate Leena came to Bhopal in the last week of April and stayed there for a few days at a close friend’s house before leaving for Sohagpur.

“Our probe till now has revealed that both the cell phones of Leena are switched off since April 29,” the Hoshangabad SP added.

According to police sources, Leena told her friends that her maternal uncle is eyeing her ancestral land, which is worth several crores, in Sohagpur. She is believed to have come to Hoshangabad recently for demarcation of the ancestral land.

While Hoshangabad Police are clueless in the matter, Leena’s friends have started a Save Leena campaign on Facebook.

Yash Arya, one of Leena’s close friends in Delhi, said she called him and his wife on April 10 and told them she was getting married to a Vasant Kunj-Delhi based man Manish soon.

“Leena, who quit a job with the US Embassy in October 2015, was very excited about marrying again and promised to meet us soon at our house warming party,” Arya said.

“It was my wife who informed me on Wednesday that Leena is missing and about the Save Leena campaign being run by friends on Facebook. We rang on both her phones, which were switched off,” he added.

He also claimed that he called senior administrative officials in Bhopal as well as senior police officials in Hoshangabad and alleged they were not helpful in searching Leena.


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