Staff Reporter

Sowmya married software engineer Phani Kumar two months ago

Walks into Kukatpally police station with

‘ex- husband’ Alexander Vallabha

HYDERABAD: A housewife, who was missing from April 11, turned up at Kukatpally police station on Tuesday along with a film producer’s son claiming that she had wed the latter a year ago.

Sowmya, 25, hailing from Raichur of Karnataka, was married to a software engineer Phani Kumar two months ago. The couple used to live at Kukatpally. Kumar approached the Kukatpally police on April 11 stating that his wife disappeared under mysterious circumstances following which a missing case was registered.

While the case was under investigation, Sowmya walked into the police station along with film producer K.S. Rama Rao’s son, Alexander Vallabha.

She maintained she worked in the office of Vallabha, who acted as hero in a film, for the past two years and fell in love with him. But parents of both Sowmya and Vallabah opposed their marriage proposal.

“Later, I married Vallabha at a temple in Mahbubnagar in 2007,” she told the police. Kukatpally Inspector V. Surender Reddy said the couple however did not produce any certificate substantiating their marriage except for a couple of photographs.

The police said they are verifying the statements of the woman against the backdrop of the complaint lodged by Kumar. “We’ll get Sowmya’s statement recorded before a magistrate under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The magistrate posted the matter to May 17,” the Inspector explained.