Mangaluru, Feb 19, 2016 : The case wherein an abandoned taxi with blood stains in the trunk of the vehicle was found on the National Highway at Neerakatte on February 17, Wednesday, has taken a new twist with Nebisa, the wife of the taxi owner lodging a complaint stating that her husband was missing and that four strangers who had hired his car had conspired to murder him.
According to Nebisa, her husband VA Ismail who owns the taxi with registration number KA-20-C-3198 has not returned home and his mobile phone was switched off. She states in her complaint that Ismail had left home at 8 am on February 16 to Mangaluru from his residence at Innoli in Pavoor. He had reportedly called her at 10 am asking her to come to Asaigoli with Rs 75000 cash. Ismail is learnt to have taken the money and then another Rs 1.75 lakh from Karavali Society and had left for Farangipete.
Nebisa says the same evening he called her saying he was going to Hassan and Bengaluru with four passengers and had also said all of them were good. Ismail who was in contact with his wife till night when they were having dinner near Uppinangady, had later at around 11.45 pm called her stating the passengers in the car were planning to kill him. Nebisa says her husband’s phone is switched off since then.
It is learnt, Nebisa along with her brother had initially searched for Ismail in the area and on not finding him had lodged a missing complaint.
The family of Ismail is well off and he owns an autorickshaw, a car and a Tata Sumo. He has four children from Nebisa apart from four others from his first wife who is in Mulki.