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Kerala cyber police traces missing man after 12 yrs

A 33-year-old man, who was missing for the past 12 years, has been traced by Kerala Cyber Police after tracking his activities on an Internet social networking site, a top police official said today.

Jimmy Koruth was taken into custody in Chennai last week, State Crime Records Bureau IG Tomin Thachankery told reporters. This was the first case in the country where a missing person was tracked down with Internet help, he said.

He said Jimmy had been missing since November 1998 from his native place Pandalam when he was a final year degree student at Mar Ivanios College here. A case was registered at Pandalam police station, but investigations reached dead end.

Recently, one of Jimmy’s relatives came across his profile on Internet social networking site Orkut and informed Pandalam police, which handed over the case to the Cyber Cell.

Jimmy had not posted his photograph on the site. (PTI)

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