On Wednesday night, a transgender candidate M. Chandramukhi contesting Telangana assembly elections from a constituency in Hyderabad turned to the police station late night.
Chandramukhi who was missing since Tuesday reached Banjara Hills police station on Wednesday night with her lawyer and some members of her community. Chandramukhi is contesting the elections from Goshamahal as a candidate of the Bahujan Left Front.
She refused to reveal about her whereabouts and said she will reveal the details in the court on Thursday.
The court passed orders on an unlawful detention petition filed by Chandramukhi’s mother Ananthamma. A missing case was filed by her mother at the Banjara Hills police station.
Chandramukhi who was the only transgender candidate in Telangana’s assembly elections was found missing early on Tuesday morning from her house in Hyderabad in Jawaharnagar. According to Chandramukhi’s supporters, two persons came to meet her and sometime later her mobile phone went switch off. The supporters claimed that she was kidnapped.
Chandramukhi who is a candidate in Telangana’s assembly elections was found missing and turned up to a police station the very next day, community people say she was kidnapped.
The Police department examined the CCTV footage on Wednesday and said that she left her home on her own and was seen walking alone. According to one of the police officials, she masked her face to hide her identity. Police formed 10 teams to trace the missing candidate. Amongst these, few teams were deputed to Anantapur and other districts near Andhra Pradesh.
Bahujan Left Front leaders and transgender activists have alleged that people who were opposed to a transgender contesting the election were behind her kidnapping.
Chandramukhi is contesting from Goshamahal against Bhartiya Janata Party legislator Raja Singh and the Congress party Mukesh Goud.