The Real Story Of IIT-BBSR; When A Student Turned Into James BOND To Catch The Thief!

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Apart from becoming a household name and influencing TV and comic series, James Bond also seems to have inspired students & that too from our very own IIT Bhubaneswar & for a valid reason.

As per a report of Odisha Television, After facing disappointment from police to find his stolen mobile phone, a PhD student of IIT Bhubaneswar successfully traced the thief with help of technology.

Asutosh Acharya, PhD student of IIT Bhubaneswar, was on a visit to one of his friends residing at Utkal University hostel on June 16 where his phone was stolen.

“He reported the incident at Saheed Nagar police station, but not satisfied with the police investigation he decided to trace the phone himself.”

The phone had Mi Cloud facility that Asutosh had linked with his email. As the thief was not able to unlock the phone, he had given it at a mobile repairing centre. The mobile shop owner had inserted his SIM in the phone to unlock it when an alert message was sent to Asutosh’s email.

Asutosh first tracked the number on WhatsApp and then on Facebook and was able to find the location of the shop owner who was from Tigiria in Cuttack district. Later, he became Facebook friend with the shop owner and extracted the details of the thief by posing as a police officer.”

Meanwhile, sources said the police in its report has mentioned that it is still tracing the stolen mobile phone.

Source- OdishaTV

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