BJP Legislator's wife missing

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Udupi, Karnataka, Jun 13 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party Legislator Raghupathy Bhat's wife Padmapriya was reportedly missing for the past three days.

Inspector General of Police (Western Range) A K Prasad told UNI that the car in which Ms Padmapriya left for her mother's house on June 10 was found abandoned near Kunjarugiri Temple today.

Broken bangles, switched off mobile and some tables were found in the abandoned vehicle.

According to the complaint lodged with the Shirva Police Station, the car was found parked on the side of a mud road near the main road of the temple.

The people residing near the temple had not given much thought to the abandoned car as there was also a film shooting going on since the last few days.

Mr Prasad said the temple priest who got suspicious about the car today informed the police who rushed to the spot and identified its owner as Ms Bhat.

The police also found the car keys, broken glass bangles, some cash, a mobile and tablets at the site.

A sniffer dog stopped at a nearby pond. Senior police officials and fingerprint experts have rushed to the spot.

Ms Padmapriya, who left for her mother's house in Karnad near Mulky in the District, had not reached home and no message had been received from her till date.

Mr Bhat, who left here the same day (June 10) to Bangalore was yet to return. No missing complaint had been filed with the police.

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