Ending the 12-day turmoil for the family of Chintala Pydiraju, the Bodo militants have finally released the Vizag youngster on Wednesday who was kidnapped from his work site in Baksa in Assam on Feb 15. The 26-year-old quality control engineer will be heading home in a day or two after completing certain formalities with regard to the police investigation.
The Bodo militants handed over Pydiraju to the project manager Bhaskara Rao and accountant Ranganatham of B Seenaiah and Company, on the Indo-Bhutan border. The exact location, however, was not disclosed. Though there were rumours that the company paid hefty ransom to ensure Pydirau’s safe release, the company authorities refused to comment. They said that the negotiations with the militants turned fruitful and the latter released Pydiraju as per the agreement. The young engineer was very weak and underwent various medical tests before he was produced in the court in connection with his kidnap case.
Pydi Raju has been working as a quality control engineer of the Hyderabad-based B Seenaiah and Company (Projects) Limited, for the past five years and was working in Baksa for the project undertaken for the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, for the last one-and-half-year.
Meanwhile, an elated Pydiraju’s father Apparao thanked his son’s employer for ensuring the safe release of his son. He told newsmen at his house in Vadlapudi RH Colony here on Wednesday that he was very thankful to the district administration, the police and media of Baksa district in Assam and Visakhapatnam for their support in getting his son released.