GEETHA MANDIR (KUMARAM BHEEM ASIFABAD): The missing adivasi woman social activist, Jugnak Rambabai, 36, has become a mystery since police and family members of the Rambabai do not have a single clue 11 days after the incident that took place in Salpalaguda gram panchayat, Tiryani mandal, Kumaram Bheem Asifabad district.
People of surrounding villages are tight-lipped and not ready to share any information regarding the incident with the police and Rambabai’s family members. Tiryani SI, P. Ramarao, said they are investigating the incident from different angles and added they were not getting cooperation from the people of the village from where she was missing.
He said they were making all-out efforts to know the whereabouts of the Rambabai who went missing while she was on her way to her village Pangidimadara on the evening of December 16. Ramarao said Rambabai was a popular person in the area and she was seen last at 6 pm near Geethamandhir village.
Kumarambheem Asif-abad SP, M. Malla Reddy, and DSP, Satyanarana, visited the spot from where she went missing and inquired about the incident on December 26. Nearly 50 police persons, relatives of Rambabai and members of Thudumdebba searched for her in the jungles and streams but in vain. The police and family members of Rambabai have developed many doubts about the sequence of the incident. Rambabai’s scooty was found on the road on the night of December 16 but later it disappeared. The youth of the Geetha-mandhir village and Pendoreguda are reluctant to share any information with the police.
Rambabai’s brother, Jugnak Lingu, who had accompanied her just before she was missing said they found chunni and chappals on the roadside by the cotton fields near Geethamandhir but the same things were not there when they had searched the same place earlier. He said the Rambabai’s chunni was placed in folded form on the roadside near some cotton bushes on one side of the main road and her chappals on the other side.
Lingu said the way the chunni was found on the ground looked like as if someone placed it there to mislead the police.