Shiva CHAUHAN

Friends say Mr Chauhan is “caring”.  Missing man’s friends fear foul play Friends say Mr Chauhan is “caring”.

  • Last seen: Sunday, 05 January 2014
  • Year of birth: 1987
  • Height: 177 cm
  • Eyes: Dark, Straight
  • Hair: Dark
  • Gender: Male

Circumstances:

Shiva CHAUHAN has not been heard from since a text message sent at 11.30pm on Thursday 1 May, 2014. Concerns for Shiva were raised after it was discovered that on Friday 2 May, he had not completed his delivery run nor did he attend an arranged meeting that afternoon.

Shiva’s delivery van was located on Hutton Road in Keysborough at around 3pm on the Friday and Shiva’s personal belongings (wallet and identification) were still inside. Despite thorough searches, there have been no confirmed sightings Shiva. Shiva is described as around 177cm tall with a dark complexion, slim build and dark coloured straight hair.

 

Fears missing man met with foul play as homicide squad heads investigation after delivery van found in Keysborough

UPDATE: THE homicide squad has taken over the investigation into the disappearance of a Melbourne delivery man.

Detectives from its missing person division are probing the disappearance of 27-year-old Shiva Chauhan.

Investigators have been told Shiva began his delivery route on Thursday night and was last heard from via text message about 11.30pm.

Concerns were raised on Friday morning when it was discovered his deliveries were not made and he had failed to turn up to an arranged meeting the same afternoon.

Shiva’s delivery van was found on Hutton Rd in Keysborough about 3pm on Friday.

A search of the area has been conducted, however there have been no sightings.

Missing person squad detectives are treating his disappearance as suspicious.

Police have released a photo of Mr Chauhan, who is described as Indian, about 177cm, with a slim build and dark. straight hair.

On the weekend, friends of Mr Chahan expressed fears he may have met with foul play.

A friend of Mr Chauhan identified only as “Andy” told Channel 9 he feared he had been “taken”.

“We personally do believe there was some sort of foul play involved,” Andy said.

“All of his personal belongings were left in the car.

“We sort of think that someone’s stopped and taken him.”

Another friend, “Jap”, described Mr Chauhan as caring.

“He loves his family too much just to do something,” he said.

“He’s always on the phone. There’s no way he would have actually switched off his phone for three days now.”

*Anyone with information about Mr Chauhan’s whereabouts is urged to phone 000 imediately.

—with AAP

 

Family of Indian man missing in Aus appeals for help Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 14:20 [IST] - One India News
Melbourne, Jul 30:

A family of a 27-year-old Indian man who has been missing since May this year has appealed for help in tracing him. Shiva Chauhan, who worked in Melbourne as a delivery man went missing on the night of May 1 after concerns were raised on his welfare when he failed to make his deliveries and did not turn up to an arranged meeting on the same day. Later, police found his silver van parked near an empty field in Keysborough with his wallet and other belongings left inside. Homicide squad are currently looking into the matter and has taken over the investigation into his disappearance.

Chauhan's brother, Dinesh, who was visiting Australia to track any information on his youngest sibling claimed there has been no further development in the case. "No clue has been found. I'm leaving Melbourne empty handed, just as I came here empty-handed," he said. "There has been no information which the police could give me," he told SBS Punjabi radio channel while appealing to the public to help the family in providing any clue about his brother. Shiva had migrated to Australia on a student visa from Punjab.