Staff Reporter

Anand, who returned home after 8 months, fell sick and died

Father suspects role of persons who dropped his son at his house

Bruises and marks of cigarette burns found all over his body

HYDERABAD: Within 24 hours of returning home having disappeared eight months ago, a teenager from Tukaramgate, Anand, fell sick and died in Gandhi Hospital, raising suspicions of foul play.

The teenager's father Yellaiah complained to the police that he suspected the role of the persons who dropped his son at his house on Thursday. “They wore security guards' uniform, clicked pictures of my son and my wife together and went away,” he told Tukaramgate Sub-Inspector K. Yadagiri.

Bruises all over

According to Yellaiah, a stone-cutter, his son ran away from home eight months ago. Police inquiries revealed that Anand used to flee home and return few days later. But the teenager was brought home by unidentified security guards the previous day. Yellaiah maintained that there were bruises and marks of cigarette burns all over his son's body.

The teenager developed complications on Friday morning and was rushed to Gandhi Hospital where he died around 3 p.m. Police registered a case of suspicious death after receiving a complaint from Yellaiah. Further investigation revealed that an activist of a voluntary organisation saw Anand collecting old papers and got him admitted to a children's home.