US: FBI Offers $10K For Leads On Indian Woman Missing Since 2019

Mayushi Bhagat was reported missing from New Jersey in May 2019, and the investigative agency of the US has announced a $10,000 reward for information on her. Originally from Vadodara, the 24-year-old went to pursue higher studies in New York.

Tanya Savkoor
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation of the USA has announced a reward of $10,000 for any information on Mayushi Bhagat, an Indian student who was reported missing from New Jersey in May 2019. Bhagat, who is originally from Vadodara, had gone to New York to pursue higher education. She was last seen leaving her New Jersey apartment on April 29 that year, in "colourful pyjamas and a black t-shirt," according to the FBI report.


The FBI Newark Field Office and the Jersey City Police Department have intensified their search, seeking the public's help to find Bhagat. Earlier this year, the investigative agency added Bhagat to its "Missing Persons" list, urging the public to share relevant information in July.

Mayushi Bhagat: Missing Since 2019

Mayushi Bhagat was born in India in July 1994, lived in Vadodara and completed her graduation from Vadodara Institute of Technology. Like so many other Indian immigrants, she went to the United States with a dream of advancing her education and pursuing a tech career. She went to the US in 2016 on an F1 student Visa to study electronic engineering at the University of New Hampshire and then transferred to the New York Institute of Technology.

Bhagat went missing on an April evening, and her family reported her disappearance two days later. Her parents and brother had also moved to the US to live with her. Bhagat’s father told The Times of India that he communicated with his daughter via WhatsApp at 12:30 a.m. on the morning of May 1. She told her father that she was “o.k. but will not return home until May 3rd," adding that she "did not want to be bothered.”

Mayushi Bhagat is described as five feet 10 inches tall, medium build, with black hair and brown eyes. She was added to the 'Missing Persons' list by the FBI two years after the search began. Bhagat speaks Hindi, Urdu, and English, and has friends in the South Plainfield, New Jersey, area, according to the FBI report.

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