GUNTUR (TIP): An NRI software engineer from Guntur, P Sarath Kumar, who settled down in the United States, went missing since Sunday after his visit to the Niagara Falls. The 33-year-old went to the Niagara Falls along with his wife and the family of his cousin Srinivas. After it was noticed that he was not on the tourist bus in which they were travelling back, the family searched for him but couldn’t locate him. Sarath’s wife Manjula later lodged a complaint with the US police. Sarath had been working with software giant TCS for the past seven years and was residing in Chicago. He married Manjula, a divorcee from Srikakulam. Sources said that Sarath and Manjula were allegedly in a relationship even before the marriage of the latter ever since they met in US.
While Manjula was working with Motorola, Sarath was with TCS. Sources said Manjula divorced her first husband and married Sarath about two years ago. Upon information about Sarath going missing in the US, his father Pothuraju Krishna Murthy, a retired employee of the commercial taxes department, went to the urban SP’s office here on Wednesday. As SP Ravikrishna was away, Krishna Murthy met other officials in the SP’s office and sought their assistance.
According to him, Sarath had gone to Niagara Falls along with his cousin’s family on Sunday. He said that his brother’s son Srinivas was sent to the US on an assignment by a Bangalore-based software firm. “My son along with his wife went to Washington DC and took Srinivas and other family members to Niagara Falls,” Murthy told TOI. He said they had all taken a tourist bus to return home from the Niagara Falls on Sunday evening. However, after a while, Manjula and Srinivas noticed that Sarath had not boarded the bus. They then got down and took another cab to reach the waterfalls and started searching for Sarath. However, they could not track him, said Krishna Murthy.