Two of the four are from Hyderabad, Balaram calls to say he’s “safe”

LIBIYA_2493498fThe family members of Gopikrishna, one of the four persons who were abducted in Libiya, in a pensive mood at their house at Nacharam in Hyderabad on Friday. 

While the families of two of the four ‘missing’ Indians in Libya – Gopikrishna and Balram, residing in Hyderabad are a worried lot, there was some positive news emanating from the latter’s close relations. One of Balaram’s relatives is reported to have received a call from him stating that he was ‘safe’ on Friday afternoon.

Both the ‘missing’ persons are teachers and among many from the twin cities who are in Libya on such assignments despite the internal strife there. Gopikrishna’s wife Kalyani lives in Nacharam area with their two children and she received news four days ago that her husband, working as an assistant professor in Tripoli, was ‘missing’ along with three of his friends during their trip towards Sirte.

Ms. Kalyani approached the Nacharam police last night to file a complaint about her ‘missing’ husband. While she was unwilling to talk to the hordes of mediapersons, who have descended on the house along with television cameras. Mr. Gopikrishna’s brother Muralikrishna informed that the family was not ready to share any details including photographs on the advice of the police.

Police personnel met the family and collected some information, according to Cyberabad Police Commissioner C.V. Anand.

On the other hand, there was some comforting news at Balaram’s house in Alwal on receipt of the phone call. His wife Sridevi and two teenage children live here and the last call they had received from him before he went ‘missing’ was on July 29. Both the families are now praying for their safe return.

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