A private school teacher left home on Wednesday leaving a note stating that she wanted to end her life allegedly due to sexual harassment by a Sub-Inspector of K.P.H.B. Colony police station.
While the Cyberabad higher-ups suspended the SI, V. Sudhir Kumar, who was transferred to Dundigal police station two days ago, the K.P.H.B. police began efforts to trace the woman. The SI of 2007 batch was in-charge of crime detection work in K.P.H.B. Colony.
He was residing in a rented house in Addagutta in his police station area. The SI reportedly tried to befriend the teacher living next door. Police said he met the teacher nearly a year ago at her school on the pretext of seeking admission for his children.
Since then, he allegedly tried to converse with the teacher on some pretext or the other. He even collected her mobile phone number and started calling her up from different mobile phone numbers. He also sent her scores of text messages at odd hours. When her husband, Anil, a private company employee, objected to this, the SI allegedly threatened him with dire consequences if he tried to stop him. The traumatised teacher met the Cyberabad police higher-ups and complained about the harassment by the SI.
An internal inquiry was ordered and the probe revealed that the SI had spoken with the teacher over mobile phones several times for long durations. The call data record obtained by the police proved this. “She didn’t complain anything directly with us. In our preliminary report, we found prima facie evidence that the SI repeatedly talked to the woman,” KPHB Colony Inspector G. Baswa Reddy said. Even as the inquiry was on, harassment by the SI didn’t stop. The worried teacher, along with her husband and other family members, met the Madhapur DCP on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the woman left the house stating that she was going to the school but didn’t return home. Later, her husband found a note which said that she wanted to commit suicide unable to bear the harassment by the police officer. He lodged a complaint with the police who registered a case of missing person and are trying to locate her.