Missing Apple techie traced in Pune; cops say family misled them

Hyderabad: The mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Apple India employee from Hyderabad was solved with a happy note after the Cyberabad police traced her to Pune on Wednesday. Rohitha, 35, had been missing for more than three weeks.

Initially, the police said, Rohitha’s brother and family misjudged on her missing and misled the cops for a few days. Though she has been traced, Rohitha isn’t keen to return to Hyderabad. Sources said a police team is counselling her and that her brother and other relatives have also met her. Sources said she was upset with some family and matrimonial issues.

Rohitha told the police that she wasn’t kidnapped nor did she go missing on somebody’s instructions. “I went on my own. From my flat to IIIT junction, I travelled in an autorickshaw. From there I went to Aramghar X roads and took a bus to Bengaluru. I stayed in Bengaluru. From there I travelled to Hubli and then to Pune on January 13. I have enrolled myself with Gravity Consultancy for attending interviews,” she said.

Rohitha, who lived in a rented flat, went missing on December 22. Her family got to know about her disappearance on December 26 when she didn’t respond to repeated calls on her mobile. Her parents, who live at Chaderghat, lodged a complaint at Gachibowli police station of Cyberabad commissionerate on December 26. Since then, eight teams had been looking for her.

As Rohitha did not carry her mobile phone or laptop or bank cards with her, tracing her was a tough task, said an officer from Gachibowli police station. “Despite knowing the facts and our efforts, her brother was constantly taking to social media platforms. In fact, they misled the police teams for a few days. Despite all odds, our teams traced Rohitha.”

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