Chennai police search for suspect in Hyderabad

Chennai: A Telangana man, who had allegedly locked up his wife and daughter inside an apartment in suburban New Perungalathur for over three years without proper food, is now absconding, say police in Chennai. Accused Rameshwar Rao, 40, an M.Com graduate, works with an IT firm in the city and it is suspected that he’s currently in hiding, in Hyderabad. Chennai police formally registered an FIR on Wednesday after the rescued wife (who was discovered on Monday) pleaded with officials not to arrest her husband.