Mangaluru: Engineering student goes missing, parents allege ex-cop’s role

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DC)

Mangaluru, Nov 9: Parents of an engineering student from the city have alleged role of former police officer turned politician Madan in the missing case of their son.

Shiva Kumar, an auto rickshaw driver from Shakthinagar and Sakamma in a complaint with Urwa police station alleged that their son Vinayak was pursuing engineering at a college in a city. Vinayak had stopped going to college in his second year and joined then Bajpe police sub-inspector Madan after the latter quit the service and plunged into politics.


Madan had contested from Mangaluru South constituency in the last assembly elections. Vinayak got in touch with Madan during elections and started staying at his house. Even after elections, Vinayak continued to stay with Madan, allege his parents.

Parents of Vinayak had asked Madan to send their son back to which Madan convinced them that their son will return after getting a good job. Now parents allege that Vinayak has stopped talking to them over phone since October 8. When they phoned Madan on October 15, Madan told them that their son had left his house on October 8. Now the parents have lodged a complaint at Urwa police station alleging Madan's role in the missing case of their son.

Vinayak's phone was recovered from a flat belonging to relatives of Madan where they both were staying. The parents also allege that Madan's phone is switched off and also that he is not co-operating with the police.