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French woman travelling alone in Rajasthan goes missing

French woman travelling alone in Rajasthan goes missing

SC AN   ¦    Jun 14, 2018 04:03:48 PM (IST)

French woman travelling alone in Rajasthan goes missing-1Jaipur: A French woman by the name Gaelle Chouteau (20), has turned up missing. It is learnt that she has been missing for the last two weeks.

The young woman, who is said to have been travelling alone, reached Pushkar on May 30 and stayed in the "Holi Ka Chowk" area and left for Jaipur two days later.

Before the French woman left her hotel in Pushkar, she is said to have searched for a place called Tapukra in Alwar and told the hotel staff that she would be back in two weeks.

Concerned for the safety of the missing woman, the French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler tweeted: "Ms Gaelle CHOUTEAU, 20 years, 5'3", has been missing since 1st June 2018. When last in touch, she was leaving Pushkar to go to Jaipur. If you have any information about her, please write to us at: admin-francais.new-delhi-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr"

In response to the Ambassador's tweet, the Rajasthani police have started an investigation into the disappearance. The police said that they were made aware of the situation through social media and added that all police branches had been informed about the same.

They tweeted back to the Ambassador saying, "Dear @FranceinIndia, we note this with concern. Please be informed that we've alerted district @AjmerPolice about the matter & it is making all efforts to locate Ms. Gaelle Chouteau at the earliest. Investigations are on. We appreciate your patience."

During the course of their investigation, the police found that neither the missing woman's cell phone nor her ATM card had been used for around two weeks.