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Social media flooded with posts on missing Chennai model

Covai Post Network

Chennai : Social media is flooded with posts on a 28-year-old model Gaanam Nair alias Jikki Padhoo, whi has reportedly gone missing in Chennai four days back. Sources say that Gaanam was last seen on the morning of 26 May, when she left for her office at Nungambakkam on her black Activa. Two days later, her aunt, with whom the model was living in Virugambakkam, registered a complaint with the police that she did not return.

Police officials said that Gaanam did not reach office that day. Her cell phone has been switched off since then. She is also believed to have taken a different route instead of the usual route she travels to office.

‘She had taken a laptop and a diary with her before she went missing,’ police officials said. ‘We are scrutinising CCTV footages from different places. We have also acquired her cellphone call records to know whom she has contacted recently.’

Police officials are also inquiring Gaanam’s friends and relatives in connection with the case. They also doubt that the model could have had personal issues within her family

In her Facebook page, she calls herself as a model, photographer and fashion blogger. She is also said to be a script writer and small time actress. Some of her kin said that she worked as a marketing executive at a salon. She studied in Ethiraj College for Women.

An online campaign has been launched by her friends and relatives seeking information about Gaanam. Her mother had died few years ago and her father lives in New Delhi.

Two teams have been formed by the K K Nagar police and search is on. In March, she posted a note : ‘A tear rolls down, from both our eyes, at the same time. My lips quivering, crying, I’m trying to prepare you, pulling myself up. But I give up the next minute. You slap me. You slap me crying, desperate, ‘Get up Gaanam, get up.’ ‘We understand she had relationship issues and had some health issues as well,’ an investigator was quoted as saying by a news channel.

Another relative, who didn’t want to be named, said, ‘I don’t think she had any problem with the family.’ Her father is on his way to Chennai.

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