KAKINADA: An accused in a boat theft case is missing after he was brought to the Korangi police station of Tallarevu mandal of East Godavari district, police said on Tuesday.
Activists said the incident was akin to one in "Jai Bhim’’ film starring the cine hero "Surya’’, in which an innocent person was brought to the police station and he was later killed.
The disappearance of the person came to light when an RTI activist of Gadimoga of Tallarevu Mandal, PV Bhadra Rao brought the incident to the notice of the SP of East Godavari district, the DIG of Eluru and the state DGP through a whatsapp message.
According to sources, Bommidi Raju alias Mahalakshmi of Pedavalasala village of Tallarevu mandal was taken to the police station by Korangi police on the basis of a complaint lodged by Chekka Sathibabu of Turangi village near Kakinada that his fibre boat was stolen at Chollangi Revu on October 16, 2021.
The Korangi police registered a case under section 379 IPC and filed the FIR on January 6.
The police stated in the FIR that the accused committed the theft and they identified a number of the moles and tattoos of the body of the accused. But, on November 7, there was news from the police station to the locals that the accused was "missing" from the station. Police say they are trying to find out where he went.
RTI activist Rao said some of the persons saw the accused at the police station and that he was being severely tortured there. Rao urged the top police officials to make a thorough probe and find out what went wrong there.
Korangi SI, Ramu, said when the family members of the accused took him to the station and they took him back from the station.