Prima facie evidence found against SI: Tirumala Rao

The private school teacher, who went missing for the last two days after complaining that a police Sub-Inspector was sexually harassing her, was ‘traced’ by the police on Thursday.

Announcing this at a press conference in the night, Cyberabad Police Commissioner Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao said the woman claimed that a note found in her house was not written by her. “The note was written on a paper with a pencil. It was stated in the note that she wanted to end her life but she maintained it was not written by her,” he said.

The Commissioner claimed that the woman told the police that she went to call on her relative Venkatesh’s ailing wife and subsequently stayed in the latter’s house at Yousufguda. This ruled out the role of the SI, V. Sudhir Kumar, who was suspended the previous night on the charge of harassing her for her disappearance.

Several aspects pertaining to the alleged harassment of the teacher by the SI and the note purportedly written by her were yet to be probed thoroughly. The Commissioner said prima facie evidence against the SI was found about the charges of harassing the teacher when he was grilled.

SI made phone calls

The SI had surely made several phone calls and sent text messages to the teacher. Since it involves the dignity of a woman and privacy of individuals, the content of the messages was not being divulged though it helps in ascertaining who was at fault.

Mr. Rao said the Cyberabad police would take complaints of sexual harassment seriously and not spare if the accused belong to the Police Department.