The search for the body of the missing student Sumanta Bansi on Thursday did not yield any new information, a police spokesman told

In the recreation area De Hulk near Scharwoude (North Holland), a new search was made for Bansi, after a broken shovel was found at that spot two weeks earlier.

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According to the police spokesperson, the search may continue at another time, but he could not say when.

In the same area on April 19, clues in the case surrounding the disappearance of Bansi were also searched.

That day, a shovel was found, which police say was believed to have been demolished in an attempt to bury the woman's body.

The shovel is still under investigation by the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI).

According to

De Telegraaf

, the location would have come on the radar of the police because of location data from the telephones of two suspects in the case.

Last November, a 40-year-old man from Hoorn, his 63-year-old father and a 34-year-old cousin from Rijswijk were arrested.

The man from Hoorn is still under suspicion of involvement in Bansi's disappearance.

The then 22-year-old pregnant woman suddenly disappeared in February 2018.

The police assume that the student has been the victim of a crime.

Previously, the police already searched in the vicinity of the Robbenoordbos, in the head of North Holland.


Police are looking at Scharwoude for clues to missing Sumanta Bansi