Missing Transwoman & Telangana Poll Candidate Chandramukhi Found
After two days of going missing from her Banjara Hills house in Hyderabad, transwoman activist and Telangana MLA candidate Chandramukhi Muvvala returned in a dazed and disoriented condition on Wednesday night. She turned up at the Banjara Hills police station along with her lawyer and some activists.
On Wednesday morning, Chandramukhi’s mother Anitha Muvvala’s advocate, Vasudha Nagraj, filed a habeas corpus writ petition in the Hyderabad High Court. The court accepted the plea and directed the Jubilee Hills police station to present Chandramukhi before them by 10.15 am on Thursday.
“She has come back. She was abducted by someone and intimidated severely, she’s dazed and disoriented. She’ll share what happened to her before the court,” lawyer Nagaraj told TNM.
Chandramukhi is contesting the election from Goshamahal as a candidate of Bahujan Left Front. The party had warned of a state-wide agitation if their candidate was not found.
“In Goshamahal, all the candidates contesting against her have a criminal past and we suspect that someone might be behind her abduction. Despite such a big incident, all the parties have maintained a studious silence, as if nothing has happened. So, we are planning for a state-wide agitation on Thursday, if police don’t find Chandramukhi,” BLF convener Tammineni Veerabhadram had said a day earlier.
“She has come back. She was abducted by someone and intimidated severely, she’s dazed and disoriented. She’ll share what happened to her before the court”
Sources close to BLF claimed that people, who opposed the idea of a transwoman contesting the election, are behind her disappearance. However, the police after examining the CCTV footage said that she left the house on her own and she also had a scarf on her face to mask her identity. But Chandramukhi’s mother said that the woman on the CCTV footage does not look like her daughter.
“The woman the police say is my daughter on the CCTV footage is wearing a nightie and a pink scarf. Even the way she is walking does not resemble my daughter. Also, my daughter does not wear a nightie at home and doesn’t own any. She wears shorts or pants or T-shirts at home,” her mother said.
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