Sundargarh: Fifty-year-old tribal man Birju Kulu, who had returned home after spending 20 years in a jail in Pakistan, has reportedly gone missing.
The matter came to light after his sister lodged a missing complaint at Kutra police station on Sunday.
Reportedly, Kulu is untraceable since Saturday night. Police and family members along with the villagers have launched a search operation.
Notably, Pakistan released Birju from prison on October 24. He was handed over to the Indian authorities at the Wagah border. A team from the district administration then went to Amritsar and brought him to Kutra on November 13.
Kulu had left home and somehow walked across the border into Pakistan by mistake when he was in Punjab. He was caught, taken into custody on the suspicion of being an Indian spy and put in jail.