Taking a serious view of lack of progress by the local police officials, the High Court in Hyderabad, on Thursday, directed the Telangana Director General of Police to entrust investigation into disappearance of Amboji Naresh and the related suicide of Tummala Swati to the Superintendent of Police rank officer.
It wanted the police to trace the boy and produce him before the Court on June 1 and if in case they are unable to do so, the newly appointed investigation officer must submit a report on the investigation.
The vacation division bench, comprising of Justice P. Naveen Rao and Justice M.S.K. Jaiswal, passed this order while dealing with the Habeas Corpus Writ petition moved by Amboji Venkataiah, the father of Amboji Naresh seeking the court’s intervention in securing the safety of his son who had gone missing since May 2 in Bhongir.
Both Swathi and her husband Amboji Naresh had reached Bhongir on that day and Swathi was taken away by her father Tummala Srinivas Reddy while Naresh went missing. As is known, the bench had earlier, during an urgent hearing on May 15, directed the police to produce Swathi before it on May 18.
Within hours of that order, Swati had died and the family members claimed it was a suicide. The bench raised the question as to how the girl, who had attempted suicide once, was left alone by her father resulting in her death.