The Andhra Pradesh police detained former TDP MLA Bobbili Jayaraj's son on Thursday, in connection with the case of a lady doctor, who went missing from Machavaram in Vijayawada, four days ago.
The doctorâs parents, had lodged a complaint at the Machavaram police station on Tuesday.
According to reports, the woman, 25-year-old Swaroopa, is reported to be the sister of Hepsiba Rani, an IAS officer in Karnataka.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that Dr Swaroopa Kumari was working in the Vissannapeta Public Health Centre and had sent a message to Vidyasagar, the former legislatorâs son, asking him to âbe carefulâ of her parents, before she went missing.
The parents, in their complaint, had alleged that Vidyasagar had a role in their daughter going missing. The police are now going through the WhatsApp exchanges and call records of the duo, the DC report adds.
The police said that Swaroopa had developed a friendship with Vidyasagar and her parents recently.
Meanwhile Vidyasagar's lawyer, Thatikonda Chiranjeevi criticised the police action on Vidyasagar and alleged that they had detained him for more than two days, without any evidence.
Speaking to the local media, Vidyasagarâs wife, Sushma, said, "On Wednesday, at around 11 am, the police picked up my husband from home, and also took the hard disks that stored CCTV footage. They are not telling us where he is now.â
Sushma also alleged that Swaroopa had visited their house, and wanted to marry Vidyasagar, TOI reported.
The TOI report also quotes an SMS from Swaroopa to Vidyasagar, that reportedly read, âBobbie (Sagar's nickname) I loved you so much and despite you saying no, I have been forcing you to marry me....my parents are planning to take me away from this place and might come after you. So be careful.â