The son of a Telangana BJP leader who was studying in London remains missing as the police are yet to make headway in the case. 24-year-old Sanne Ujwal Sriharsha, the son of Khammam district BJP president Sanne Uday Pratap, had gone missing on Friday.
With no sign of his whereabouts for close to three days now, his worried parents have been making efforts to expedite their visa process. Sriharsha was pursuing a masterâ€™s programme in Electronics Engineering at the Queen Mary University of London. The young man was residing at Beaumont House in Bayswater, according to media rerports.
Sriharsha last spoke to his parents on August 21. The missing case is presently being investigated by the Sussex police.
â€śOn August 21, a backpack was found at the top of cliffs called Beachy Head, Eastbourne, East Sussex. Property within the bag was identified as belonging to your son. Unfortunately, the circumstances in how the backpack was found are leading police to believe that your son may have taken his own life. He has not been seen at his home in London since early hours of August 21. At present, we have not been able to locate your son, but our enquiries into his disappearance are continuing,â€ť the Times of India quoted a letter from police constable Darren Stevens as saying.
However, the parents expressed doubt at the police version and said that their son may have been abducted.
â€śHe never ever exhibited any negative thoughts during his entire school and college days. The reported recovery of Sriharshaâ€™s laptop bag and his mobile phone at a beach near London points needle of suspicion to some foreign students who stayed along with him at Beaumont House,â€ť Uday Pratap was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy represented the matter to the Union External Affairs Ministry and ensured a speedy investigation into the missing case. Former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya also extended his support to Uday Pratap.
The family of the student is expected to travel to London shortly.