Mumbai - 'Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.' BARC scientist Babita Singh has probably lived life by this adage. Babita hails from a very small village, Khanhvar near Kubersthan in Kushinagar U.P. (Uttar Pradesh). Her father is a farmer and she has a brother who is specially abled. Undergoing hardships, she never thought once that she would not achieve success. She made it to the prestigious Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), through her hard work. But, what happened there was in all likelihood intolerable for her. According to this scientist who has now gone missing, she landed in a place that she always dreamt of and what is she received return was criticism, negligence, rude behavior from her seniors. She was tortured every day and was warned not to have a word with fellow scientists nor take any advice from them. The pressure went on mounting and finally on 23 January, she wrote an e-mail to her brother stating, "Instead of dying every day slowly I would rather like to die in one shot." The last time she was captured in the organisation's CCTV footage was 1.04 pm on 23 January in her hostel room. From that day onwards she has been missing. She fought her heart out to reach this place but appears to have given up to disappointment. A missing complaint has been registered at the police station in Nerul, Navi Mumbai.

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