Doctor kidnapped for 50 lacs

Dr Harsha Reddy,a radiologist working with a corporate hospital at Malakpet in Hyderabad, was kidnapped allegedly for ransom.

The 33-year-old doctor went missing since Monday evening and his parents in Vijayawada, who received a call on their landline phone yesterday evening demanding Rs 50 lakh as ransom, had lodged a complaint with the Chanderhat Police Station here today.

The doctor’s mobile phone was recovered from a villager who had picked it up from roadside at Nalgonda District. Special police teams were formed to trace the doctor, police said here.

Based on the recovery of the phone, checkings were also intensified along the Hyderabad-Suryapet Highway in Nalgonda District for the doctor. ‘We are also analyzing the CCTV footage of Harshaa Reddy leaving the hospital on Monday evening to get clues,’ police added. The doctor’s wife was studying at Manipal Medical College in Karnataka.