Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-07-05 18:55 Bengaluru: Kallappa Handibag, deputy superintendent of police, Chikmagaluru who committed suicide on Tuesday was said to be absconding after a complaint was filed against him. It is learnt that the complaint filed at Basavanahalli police station – on Monday – had named Handibag as one among the five accused in a kidnap and extortion case. Tejas Gowda, of Chikmagaluru – in his complaint – had stated that Kallappa and four others had abducted him on June 28 and later, he was released after they were paid Rs 10 lakh as ransom. It is said that Tejas Gowda’s friend Pavan complained to the police over phone before handing over the cash. The audio clips of the alleged conversation between Tejas and the police officer are now with the police. It is now decided to hand over the investigation to the CID. Meanwhile, police have launched a manhunt to trace another accused Praveen Kandya, Bajarandal activist from Chikamagaluru. Meanwhile, speaking to mediapersons, Belagavi SP BR Ravikanthe Gowda said Kallappa along with his wife Vidya and one-year-old son visited Vidya’s father Siddarayappa Gangappa Tonni at Muragod. After dinner, it is said Kallappa retired to bedroom. When he didn’t open the door after several knocks, Kallappa’s wife Vidya and relatives broke open the door only to find Kallappa hanging. However, the police are yet to confirm this. Kallappa and Vidya He was rushed to Muragod Primary Health Centre. Later, he was shifted to KLE Hospital where doctors declared Kallappa as brought dead. Kallappa had worked as a government teacher of Golambavi in 2006 and in 2008 he served as a section officer in Vidhana Soudha. However, he was recruited as DySP in 2010. The deceased officer comes from a humble background where his parents still live in Ashraya house. His father conducted tuition classes to raise Kallappa. The sudden death of Kallappa has cast a gloom over his native, Handibaga, Raibagh taluk.