New Delhi: Hyderabad cops were left surprised when they traced the missing software engineer to a city hospital undergoing a height enhancement surgery.
The police were in search of 23-year old Nikhil Reddy since this Monday following a missing complaint by his father.
A report in the Times of India says that Reddy's father had lodged a missing complaint with the Petbasheerabad police. Following a massive search and tracking operation, Reddy was traced at Global Hospitals at Lakdikapul.
The report further says that Reddy, son of a rich farmer, was working as software engineer in a firm at Banjara Hills after completing his B-Tech course. The five feet-seven inches tall Reddy was reportedly unhappy with height and wanted to gain few more inches.
Reddy was told by the doctor about the height-enhancing surgery which will cost him about 7 lakhs. The techie had already paid Rs 3 lakh in advance and got himself admitted to the hospital on Tuesday morning.
Cops told that he has also managed to convince doctors to take his friends's signature on the pre-surgery documents as his parents live in Bengaluru and there was no other family member to sign on papers.
Reddy had barred all incoming calls on his mobile phone but police managed to trace him based on phone's IP address as he was surfing net while lying on the hospital's bed.