The last call Chandramukhi Muvvala, transgender contesting from Bahujan Left Front (BLF) in Telangana elections, received was at 8.17 AM on November 27 when she was at Yaramanzil Colony
Goshamahal: Chandramukhi Muvvala, a transgender contesting Telangana Assembly elections from Goshamahal constituency has gone missing since 8.30 AM on Tuesday.
32-year-old Muvvala is contesting from Bahujan Left Front (BLF) and was seen entering her house late in the night. She was also seen leaving the house in the morning with some men, after which she is untraceable and her phone is also switched off. It is said that the last call she received on her phone was at 8.17 AM and that has been traced to Yaramanzil Colony at that time.
A complaint in this regard has been filed at the Banjara Hills police station, Hyderabad. Her lawyer, MA Shakeel, is said to be filing a petition in the Hyderabad high court, today.
A press release has been issued by Telangana Hijira Samithi, after Muvvala went missing. The release states that the friends from the transgender community arrived at her house to help her in campaigning, but she was nowhere to be found. They searched the entire day, but in vain.
Muvvala is said to have started campaigning for December 7 election on Monday. The police are trying to trace her location through CCTV camera footage.
Muvvala is the first and only transgender woman to contest in Telangana Assembly elections. She is contesting against the incumbent BJP MLA T Raja Singh, Mukesh Goud from Congress and Prem Singh Rathore from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
Meanwhile, the candidate K Dinesh Chakravarthy of the Samajwadi Forward Bloc contesting from Gajwel constituency was reported missing on November 22 soon after filing the nomination. He was traced and produced before the Hyderabad high court on November 27. Caretaker chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is also contesting from Gajwel constituency.
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Last Updated 28, Nov 2018, 4:43 PM