Thursday, 18 February 2010

Press Release


February 12th 2010

French cyclist on world tour missing in India : What does the Indian Police do ?

Parents of Jean-Baptiste TALLEU, the young cyclist who disappeared in India since December 2007 are currently in DELHI. It is the last stop of their trip that took them to MUMBAI, AMEDHABAD, PONDICHERY, and GOA. It is the 3rd time they come to India looking for their son.

With no serious leads, and little resources, parents of Jean-Baptiste are trying to exchange information with the Indian authorities and local people to increase the awareness of this painful and alarming disappearance. They have 7 children.

Jean-Baptiste, a keen cyclist on a world tour, mysteriously disappeared in December 2007 when he set foot in India. He has never been heard of since his arrival.

The Indian police who has been referred in the beginning of 2008, does not seem to actively take part into the effort to shed some light on the case and to find this young man who was 26 yrs old when he went missing.

French police officers were sent by Rogatory commission from Nancy (France) to Mumbai in November 2009 to evaluate the situation with the Indian police. Despite what they were promised, the French police still haven’t been given the Indian case file that would help them find out the nature of the investigation that has been carried out by the Indian police.

Jean-Baptiste’s parents are very disappointed in view of the inactivity and obvious lack of motivation when it comes to finding the truth; they don’t feel like everything is done to help find their son. On their journey the parents of Jean-Baptiste often realized that the missing posters, when they exist, are kept in files or drawers, allowing very few policemen in India to be aware of the matter.

Keeping through thick and thin the hope to find their son alive, or at least to find out what has happened to him, they deeply thank the media for conveying their feelings and thus contributing in this case not getting closed. Contacts:

-French Embassy in New Delhi : Tel: 011 6118790

-Missing person bureau in Mumbai : ………022 2262 1549

-French consulate in Mumbai : …098 2032 1452

-For further information visit the website

-Contact in India : Hotel Rak International, Paharganj, main bazaar, where parents are staying.

-Tel Mr. & Mrs Talleu : India Phone Number - 00919600515513 till 20 February 2010

- France phone Numbers - 0033383406584 and Mobile 0033622078234

- email address -


Anonymous said...

dear mr. And mrs. Talleu, i'm at an indian police station and saw your son's photo in the missing notice board. It made me so sad so i logged online through my cell.3 long years! I pray god gives u the strength to deal with this. I live in mumbai, do let me know if i can be of any help.

Anonymous said...

I feel you should give a link to Face book so more people come to know about your son's missing. It can make a difference.