French woman missing from Rajasthan’s Pushkar for 13 days, cops launch hunt across 3 cities

Police have fanned out across three cities in Rajasthan to track down a 20-year-old French woman last seen two weeks ago at the holy town of Pushkar.

By TT Bureau in Jaipur
  • Published 14.06.18
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Gaelle Chouteau
Pic: Twitter account of France’s ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler

Jaipur, June 14 (Agencies): Police have fanned out across three cities in Rajasthan to track down a 20-year-old French woman last seen two weeks ago at the holy town of Pushkar.

Gaelle Chouteau was last seen on June 1 at a bus stand near her hotel in Pushkar in Ajmer district, where she had arrived on May 30, the police said on Thursday.

The French embassy had emailed an alert to the police on Tuesday about Chouteau’s disappearance.

France’s ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler, had tweeted a photo of Chouteau and some details on Wednesday.

Mahaveer Sharma, the station house officer of Pushkar police station, said CCTV footage had shown Chouteau walking towards the bus stand in Pushkar on June 1.

“We collected CCTV footage from the hotel… She is seen going towards the bus stand but nothing could be established further” Sharma said.

Sharma said three police teams have been despatched to Ajmer, Jaipur and 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 technical investigation is going on,” he added.

Chouteau’s friends are circulating messages on social media seeking help to locate her, police said. 

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