Pathanamthitta : A large search team comprising 400 cops are scouring the forests of Idukki for 20-year-old Jesna Maria James who disappeared on her way to paternal aunty’s house there nearly three months ago.
The combing operations by a total of 10 squads are underway at Erumeli, Mundakayam and Peermade forest divisions.
On Saturday May 3, a charred body was found in Chngalapet in Tamil Nadu but later proved to be that of lactating mother older than Jesna.
A CCTV footage collected by the family shows Jesna seated in a bus Sivaganga on her way to her aunt’s home. Jesna did not carry her mobile making tower location impossible to render clues.
The case sparked wide criticism and police who announced Rs. 2 in reward for clues are spinning wheels hard unsure of the direction.
Today’s search is being carried out at the request of Jesna’s kin.