Rs 1 crore sea search op was launched for Vizag woman. She was found on land, with lover

Amrutha Pagad
Amrutha PagadJul 29, 2022 | 12:00

Rs 1 crore sea search op was launched for Vizag woman. She was found on land, with lover

Missing woman feared drowned at RK beach found with lover. Representative Photo: Getty Images

A woman celebrating her second wedding anniversary at a beach in Andhra Pradesh went missing on July 25. The husband alerted the police and authorities launched a search and rescue operation. Everyone was expecting and dreading to recover a dead body. That was supposed to be the straight-forward logical ending to this tragedy.

Except that it was not.  

After a Rs 1 crore (some reports put the estimate at Rs 60 lakh) search and rescue operation, using 2 Coast Guard speed boats and a Navy helicopter, for 2 days at RK beach, authorities were in for a relieved but rude surprise. 

The woman, identified as 21-year-old N Sai Priya, was found in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh in the company of her lover Ravi. 

What's the story? Apparently, Sai Priya was forced into marriage with Srinivasa Rao in 2020. On July 25, 2022, the second anniversary of their marriage, the couple was spending time at RK beach after visiting a few other places. After a while, Sai Priya went missing while taking selfies around 7 pm. Srinivasa Rao alerted the police and the search was launched.

The twist: But Sai Priya had not gone missing. She reportedly eloped with her lover Ravi from the beach and boarded a trail to Kavali in Nellore. She had also left her phone behind and deleted all her social media accounts. After reaching Nellore, she used a new SIM card to contact her parents and told them that she was safe. She also asked them never to look for her again and threatened to commit suicide if they tried to look for her. 

Some stories don't really have a predictable end. 

Last updated: July 29, 2022 | 12:00
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