Police have launched an intensive search for the missing son-in-law of DMDK MLA Arun Subramanian, here on Wednesday.
Sources said the Tiruttani MLA’s daughter, Nithya, who was a doctor, got introduced to Ramesh who claimed to be a businessman through Facebook and fell in love three years ago. They got married against the wish of Arun Subramanian in 2010.
However, Nithya learnt that Ramesh’ claims of being an aeronautical engineer and proprietor of jewellery shops were lies.
But, he convinced the doctor who was working in a private clinic to live with him and the couple who had a child were living in a rented house. Arun Subramanian who came to know about it purchased a flat in Vadapalani and made them stay there.
Three months ago, Ramesh took about 10 sovereigns of gold jewels from Nithya and left home in her car, but never returned.
Efforts to reach him failed. Nithya vacated the house and went to live with her father in Tiruttani. She also lodged a complaint with the city police stating that her husband had run away with the valuables and the car and sought action against him.
However, Ramesh’s mother Rajakumari, a native of Thittakudi in Cuddalore, preferred a complaint with the Vadapalani police saying that her son, who went to pick up her daughter-in-law from Tiruttani, was chased away and threatened by the MLA last week. After that his whereabouts had been unknown and efforts to reach him on the mobile phone had also failed.
“Three months ago, his wife herself had lodged a complaint against him. We have formed two special teams, one for pursuing the case from Thittakudi and the other to work on details of Ramesh,” A Jayasubramanian, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vadapalani, told Express.
According to a senior police official, the role of Arun Subramanian was not completely ruled out in this case. “He will be interrogated, if need be”, the official noted.