A police officer who went missing 15 years ago was accidentally found by two of his colleagues on the Gwalior Trail.
Mentally ill, he was found earlier this week in a completely disheveled state, shivering with cold.
Deputy Police Superintendents Ratnesh Singh Tomar and Vijay Singh Bahadur were driving into a city wedding hall on Tuesday night when they spotted a man who looked like a beggar.
He searched for leftover food while shivering.
Moved by the sight, the two officers got out and one of them offered him his warm jacket.
They were shocked when the man called them by their first names, Tomar told reporters on Saturday.
They realized that he was none other than their former colleague Manish Mishra, who disappeared in 2005 while serving as an inspector in Datia.
“All these years, no one knew where he was,” said Mr. Tomar, now DSP of the Gwalior criminal branch.
Mr Tomar and Bahadur took him to an NGO run shelter where he will stay for some time until other arrangements are made.
“Mishra was a good athlete and a good marksman who joined the police force with us in 1999. He started to suffer from mental problems after a few years. His family had him treated, but one day he disappeared,” said Mr. Tomar.
“We, his friends, are going to try to get the best treatment available for him to get himself back to normal,” the DSP added.
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