A special team of the Kochi City police has launched a probe to trace a Circle Inspector who has been reported missing, police said Friday. Kochi Central Police Station Circle Inspector V S Navas was reported missing since Thursday morning allegedly after an argument with his senior officer over the wireless set on Wednesday night. His wife alleged that Navas went missing due to the mental torture by his superior officers.
I believe that such a situation might have prompted him to leave home," she told reporters here. She said she has sent a petition to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking a probe into the incident.
In her petition, she mentioned the humiliation Navas allegedly suffered at the hands of one official in the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) rank. A special four-member team headed by DCP G Poonguzhali is probing the case based on a man-missing complaint filed by Navas's wife, police said.
The police chief said he would talk to Navas personally once he is traced to understand the situation that forced him to go missing. Police said the probe team would also investigate reports of the argument between Navas and his senior officer.
Navas was reportedly last seen at Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district.
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