French woman missing from Rajasthan for 13 days
A 20-year-old French woman, who was on her way to Jaipur after visiting the holy town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, has been missing for nearly two weeks, police said today. Gaelle Chouteau was last seen on June 1 at a bus stand near her hotel in Pushkar in Ajmer district where she arrived on May 30, they added.
“On information about the girl's disappearance from an official of French embassy through email on Tuesday, we collected CCTV footage from the hotel,” SHO of Pushkar police station in Ajmer, Mahaveer Sharma said.
"She is seen going towards the bus stand but nothing could be established further," he added. Sharma said three police teams have been dispatched to Ajmer, Jaipur as well as Jodhpur, from where she arrived in Pushkar last month.
“She was supposed to go to Jaipur so we have sent our teams to both Ajmer and Pushkar to check CCTV footage and to collect further information about her," he said.
"Her mobile phone is switched off and the technical investigation is going on,” he added. Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler had yesterday tweeted a photo and details about the woman.
Her friends too are circulating messages on social media seeking help to locate her, police said.