Hyderabad: Taking serious note of alleged negligence over acting on a missing complaint, the Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar transferred Inspector of Tukaramgate police station N Ashok Kumar. He had allegedly not acted promptly on the missing complaint of a teenage girl. Anjani Kumar issued orders attaching him to the Central Crime Station of Hyderabad.
M Rani, a resident of Buddha Nagar of Tukaramgate, was studying MLT in Wesley college, Secunderabad. On November 21, she had gone to college but did not return home. After searching for a day, her family lodged a complaint with Tukaramgate police station. Though a probe had begun immediately, there was not much progress and the family had been doing rounds to the police station.
Meanwhile, on November 23, a woman’s body was found at Hussain Sagar and it was preserved at Gandhi mortuary after postmortem as the victim was not identified. The police concerned alerted all the neighboring police stations and issued a Look Out notice to trace the victim. But there was no information from any police station about any missing woman.
On Tuesday, Rani’s parents were informed about an unidentified body at Gandhi mortuary. To their shock, it was found to be Rani’s body and they were informed that it had been lying in the mortuary for over three weeks. Angered parents staged a protest in front of Tukaramgate police station with her body. They demanded action against the police who could not trace the missing woman on the first hand and did not take an effort to find her.
Following this, Tthe Hyderabad Police Commissioner had taken action against the Inspector concerned with the case, leading to his transfer to another police station.