A girl named B. Jyoti, hailing from Owk, in Kurnool district was allegedly kidnapped by a Police Constable. The Family members of this 22-year-old girl have lodged a complaint on Monday afternoon. The police tracked the suspected vehicle up to Bellary Bypass Junction in Anantapur and after that, the tracing seemed difficult due to the lack of CCTV coverage.
IV Town Circle Inspector K. Srinivasulu said the girl, B. Jyothi, and the constable, Bhagiratha Aachari, were engaged before the outbreak of COVID, but their engagement was canceled four months ago due to some unknown reasons.
On Monday afternoon, while Jyothi was alone at home, Achari allegedly came in a Scorpio SUV and kidnapped her, as per the complaint lodged by Jyothi’s father Gopinath to the IV Town police. The police are still in the process of searching.
The Inspector gave the reason for their difficulty in tracing as both their phones were switched off. He added it was yet to be ascertained if this was a kidnap case, as alleged by her family, or Jyothi had gone willingly with Achari. Hailing from Kolimigundla in Kurnool district.
The constable in the frame is said to have joined the police service four years ago and was posted at Owk Police Station one year ago.
He had weekly off on Sunday and was supposed to resume his duty since Monday morning, but when his colleagues and Owk Sub-Inspector tried to establish contact with him, his phone was out of reach.