Headline — 26 October 2012 — by Albert J. Ciego

The students are here on a 1-week training, but disappeared on Wednesday

Three students from the University of India, Amandeep Singh Brar, Parminder Singh and Gurmukh Singh, mysteriously disappeared from their hotel room in Belmopan, the Bullfrog Inn. They were last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday after they were dropped off at their hotel.

Herman Byrd, director of the Archives Services, told police that the students came to Belize for a one-week training course at the Archives and Records Services in Belmopan.

Byrd said that the students were picked up at the Philip Goldson International Airport around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. They were taken to Belmopan, where they were checked into the hotel. They were picked up on Monday and Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and taken to the Archive Department, and returned to their hotel around 4:30 p.m. on both days, but on Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m., they could not be found.

The hotel attendant told police that they did not come to their rooms.

When police went into their room, their bags and other belongings were there in good order, but the three students were nowhere to be found.

Police said, however, that they were on patrol in Belmopan around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday when they saw three men in a van that was parked. The three men were taken to the Belmopan Police Station, where they were detained, but they later presented documents and proof that they were students from India. Police released them around 2:15 that same Wednesday morning, and so, said police, they were more than surprised that the students are now missing.

People with information that can lead to finding these Indian students are urged to call the Belmopan Police station at 822–2222 or 0800 TIPS.


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