Sullia: A young woman from Beltangady, who went missing from a working women’s hostel in Suratkal has been traced here.
Mohandas, of Merkaje in Amaramudnur village here, who works as a earth-moving equipment operator, got acquainted with the young woman through Facebook. Promising to marry her and assist her in pursuing higher education, he took her to the working women’s hostel in Suratkal.
A few days ago, she had gone missing from the hostel and a complaint was filed in the Suratkal police station. When the police tracked down her mobile phone calls, they were led to a working women’s hostel in Sullia. She was questioned and she revealed that Mohandas had taken her to several places.
Based on her information, Mohandas was arrested. It came to light that he was already married and had two children. He is already facing charges of obstructing the police while on duty and assaulting a person in 2013, according to the police.
The parents of the woman have alleged that Mohandas is involved in woman-trafficking.