'Complaint on kidnapping girls false'

Leelavathi, a resident of Malethodi in Perlampady, had alleged in a complaint filed before the Superintendent of Police Dr A Subramanyeshwar Rao on Thursday that her two daughters were held captives by local exorcist through black magic. Following this, the SP directed the Puttur rural police to conduct an inquiry into the allegations. Police found during the investigation that Leelavathi’s daughters Satyavathi (20) and Shashikala (18) are in the safe custody of their relative Krishna Maniyani.

Satyavathi and Shashikala reportedly told the police that they do not want to live with their mother Leelavathi any more. Girls also have informed police that they left their home on their will without anyone’s pressure.

SP Rao said that the allegations made by Leelavathi in the complaint are far from the truth. “Her daughters were not kidnapped by Maniyani as she mentioned in her complaint. Both the girls are staying with their relative and they have no complaints,” he said and added that no case has been registered against Leelavathi.

‘I am not exorcist’

Krishna Maniyani, on whom the allegations of kidnapping girls using black magic were made, said that the girls were brought to his house by their mother Leelavathi herself.

“Leelavathi had asked me to find out grooms for her daughters. I had not used any black magic to bring her daughter here. Both Satyavathi and Shashikala are staying with me on their own will. I am not an exorcist and I do not know black magic too,” he added.

Meanwhile, Satyavathi and Shashikala too said that they were not kidnapped or kept captives. “We do not want to stay with my mother. Hence, we have decided to stay with our uncle Krishna Maniyani,” both the girls asserted.

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