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Police lets down techie’s brother

Published Jan 11, 2020, 6:14 am IST
Updated Jan 11, 2020, 6:14 am IST
Rohitha was seen on January 6 boarding a bus on Route No. 8C at the Secunderabad station.
Rohitha Kuthuru
 Rohitha Kuthuru

Hyderabad: Acknowledging that police in charge of the case are doing what they can to trace his missing sister, 31-year-old Rohitha Kuthuru, her brother Parikshit Katur said the problem is that there is no coordination among the police personnel.

Rohitha was seen on January 6 boarding a bus on Route No. 8C at the Secun-derabad station.


Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Mr Katur, a lawyer, said, “On January 6, during our search in the Secunderabad area we met a bus conductor, Dharmendra, who recognised my sister and informed me that she had boarded the bus at Secunderabad and alighted at Chandra-yangutta.”  

Mr Katur went to Chandrayangutta and started scouting the area with his sister’s picture in hand. He met a police officer who recognised the woman in the picture and informed him that he had seen her at the bus stand. Mr Katur made enquiries with the patrolling staff and one of them on checking his mobile found that Rohitha’s picture had been circulating in closed social media groups as a missing person they should be looking out for, but he had not even downloaded the picture, claimed Mr Katur.


An autorickshaw driver told Mr Katur that he had seen the missing woman boarding an auto but couldn’t remember the registration number or the driver.

When this reporter asked Mr Katur about CCTV footage  which could have picked up something, Mr Katur replied that “most of the CCTV cameras are under maintenance”.

He said there is a “lack of coordination between the cops on the ground level. Due to their lethargic behaviour my sister is still missing. I have lost faith in the system.”

Mr Katur added, “Investigation officer Surender Reddy, SI, Gachibowli police along with another constable are working without any rest to trace my sister. But, overall, the police lacks coordination. What if my sister met with an incident? For God’s sake I hope my sister won’t be another Disha.”


Rohitha went missing on December 26. Police confirm that CCTV footage revie-wed by the Gachi-bowli police places the last sighting of her at 3.15 pm, boarding an autorickshaw. They have not been able to find the auto.

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