The research scholar who went ‘missing’ from the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) has been traced, with the police on Monday denying reports that he was Research scholar Rohith Vemula's friend.
Police said that D Suresh, whose father had lodged a complaint with the Gachibowli police on Saturday stating that his son went missing from the health centre on the varsity campus, was facing some "mental problem" and went away himself.
Suresh was traced on Monday.
"Who said he was a friend of Rohith? He is a research scholar. He had been facing some mental disorder and went away on his bike after he was taken to the health centre," said Assistant Commissioner of Police (Madhapur Division) M Ramana Kumar.
Kumar said as per information available with police, "Suresh reportedly got afraid that he was being taken to a mental hospital in view of his health condition and fled away."
Meanwhile, Gachibowli police station inspector J Ramesh Kumar said, "The missing HCU student was found at his friend's room at Nallagandla area and he is with his father now."