Mystery as police searching for pregnant student find man’s body instead

Police have found the body of a man while searching for a missing pregnant student who disappeared in 2018.

Authorities in Amsterdam made the sudden discovery while searching for her.

It comes as 22-year-old Sumanta Bansi went missing while studying biomedicine at the University of Amsterdam.

She began studying in 2016 and lived with a married couple in Hoorn.

A 34-year-old man who was arrested reportedly had a link with the couple she stayed with.

The young student was also doing an internship at a dental practice and regularly visited a Hindu temple.

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In the summer of 2017, the young woman became pregnant and decided to have an abortion.

However, she became pregnant again in February 2018, which was the month in which she was last seen, two and a half years ago.

The person arrested is reportedly the same person that made her pregnant each time.

According to local media, her disappearance was not reported until nine months after she was last seen, and then only when her family back home contacted a local priest to ask for him to help her find their daughter.

Bansi was then reported missing to the police in November 2018.

A police investigation revealed that her phone was last used on February 18, 2018, at around 9:45 PM.

Investigators reportedly believe that the young student is no longer alive and was the victim of a violent crime.

The case into her disappearance had not turned up anything significant until now, when the Dutch authorities say they made a sudden breakthrough and have arrested a suspect.

A check of the person's mobile phone data indicates he was in the local forest at the time which is where police are concentrating their search.

Bansi's body has not been found, despite several searches at various locations.

Yet bizarrely the police searchers did find another body belonging to a man not yet identified, and a separate crime team has now been dispatched to deal with this matter.

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