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Mystery shrouds disappearance of lady professor, retired judge husband from Raisen in MP

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Sayeed Nadan

RAISEN: Mystery prevails over the disappearance of a government college lady professor and her retired judge husband from Raisen district since last one and half years.

The incident has come to light after the brother of the professor lodged a police complaint in the matter. Professor of English with Begumganj Government College Mercy Lucas and her husband Eugene Lucas (retired judge last posted n Alirajpur) have been missing from September 19, 2015.

The rented accommodation of the couple in DD Colony of Begumganj is locked with a paper signed by Mercy Lucas taped over the lock. The couple’s Maruti 800 car has been found in a battered condition on an empty plot some distance from their house.

The complaint of missing has been lodged by journalist Joseph Nathan (consulting editor of Himalayan Times, Nepal), who is the professor’s brother. Nathan has said that since the couple had lot of money, there is an apprehension of something untoward happening to them.

Mercy Lucas was posted with Nutan College (Sarojini Naidu Girls PG College) in Bhopal from 2009 to 2011 after which she was posted in Begumganj. Eugene Lucas retired some months before the disappearance from Alirajpur and the couple was since then staying together in Raisen.

The local police upon enquiry found that Mercy Lucas had taken leave from September 19 to October 1, 2015 from her college, but did not return ever since to duty. Also the house in Begumganj remains locked with the belongings of the couple still inside.

A registered letter sent to Secunderabad house of Mercy Lucas also returned unclaimed.

Superintendent of police of Raisen Jagat Singh Rajput said that following the complaint, active search has been launched for the couple and some leads are possible soon.

Sayeed Nadan

Sayeed Nadan has been a journalist for 25 years. He has covered the region, particularly, Central MP, extensively.