Thermal screening is being done of passengers arriving from foreign countries in wake of the deadly novel coronavirus at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad. (PTI)
Hyderabad: A man from Andhra Pradesh who arrived at Shamshabad airport from Singapore has gone missing after undergoing screening for Covid-19. He took a cab to a railway station and went missing from there.
Following a complaint from his family, the RGI Airport police have registered a missing person case and are searching for him.
According to RGIA police, G. Manikanta, a native of Varighedu in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, was working as a driver in Singapore. On February 28, Manikanta arrived at RGI Airport from Singapore.
Before starting out, Manikanta had reportedly told his family that he would give them a surprise. When he did not come three days after his expected date of arrival, the family lodged a complaint, on March 2, said the police.
RGIA sub-inspector Venkateshwarlu said, "After arriving at the airport, Manikanta went through Covid-19 screening and left the airport. He took a cab to Umdanagar railway station which is close to the Shamshabad area. After that, he went missing. His movements are not seen on CCTV cameras."
The SI said that Manikanta’s mobile phone is switched off. A team is working to trace him, together with the Government Railway Police.