An 18-year-old student attending EAMCET coaching classes in Narayana College at Medipally disappeared from college premises here on Thursday while unidentified persons rang up her mother living in Nalgonda stating that she was kidnapped.

The abductors speaking from a mobile phone demanded Rs.10 lakh ransom to set free Renigunta Lata. The mobile phone, from which the student’s mother Kalamma received the call, was traced to a person called Ramulu in Warangal. “Except that we don’t have precise address of that SIM card-owner,” the police said.

The abductors told Ms. Kalamma to come to Hanamkonda railway station with money and threatened to eliminate her daughter if she failed to comply with their demand. They didn’t call again when reports last came in.

Lata from Nemmikal of Suryapet in Nalgonda completed Intermediate and joined the college in Medipally for EAMCET coaching along with another student Upendra of the same village. They returned to the college the previous day after spending Deepavali vacation in the village.

The two students attended classes in the morning. During lunch break, Lata told Upendra that she would go to the room and join the class some time later. As she failed to turn up till 4.30 p.m., Ms. Upendra complained to the college authorities who alerted Lata’s elder brother Anil Kumar working as home guard in Nallakunta traffic police station.

Special teams formed

The police formed special teams and sent them to different places including Warangal to trace the woman. The college security guards told the police that they record details of the students going out. “But details of Lata leaving the college were not entered in the register,” the Medipally Inspector S. Krishna Prasad said. A case of kidnap was registered.