Udupi, Feb 19, 2015 : Two teenaged girls, both neighbours are reported missing under mysterious circumstances since February 17, Tuesday evening from Pamboor in Shirva police station limits. The suspicion is that the girls might have been kidnapped.
The missing girls are Shalini (15), daughter of Krishnappa and Kannamma (15), daughter of Swamy. Both girls were class X students of the Narayana Guru Kannada Medium School at Padubelle.
Sources said the girls had left home on Tuesday to have lunch at the Mahalingeshwara Temple at Heroor from where the girls were last seen sitting near the Community Hall at Pamboor in the evening.
Locals however suspect a young man named Raghavendra who worked as a mason for one Nagaraj since the past one and a half months. It is said Raghavendra was frequently seen talking with the girls. With the youth too missing, the needle of suspicion is naturally on him, say locals.
In the meantime, even Raghavendra’s employer Nagaraj and his wife have left the town after locking their house.
Shirva police are investigating the office. Even officials of the Women and Child Welfare Committee have visited the spot as both the missing girls are minors.