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CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — The father of a 16-year-old Crystal Lake girl who went missing this week and is presumed to be with a 28-year-old man said he disagreed with a Crystal Lake police investigator’s presumption that his daughter was in no danger.

Kalyani Sudhir, who was last seen on September 1, boarded a train in Crystal Lake after voluntarily leaving her home, according to a news release from Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Tom Kotlowski.
The police said Kalyani was last seen at 6 pm at Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago.
Kalyani might be with Nithin Nainwal, a 28-year-old who, the police said, might have a black 2008 Hyundai with a license plate reading “V596324.”
Kotlowski did not know the relationship between Kalyani and Nainwal, but said friends and family suggested it was possible they were together. Kotlowski said he did not believe Kalyani was in danger.
But Sudhir Nair of Crystal Lake said he had been frustrated with the response from Crystal Lake police since July when he said he told them he believed his daughter had a relationship with Nainwal, who once worked at Nair’s gas station.
Nair said he had been trying to obtain a court order to prevent Nainwal from contacting his underage daughter. But Nair said Nainwal was an undocumented immigrant and had been difficult to find so that court papers could be served.
“Now she is missing, and the police say she is safe. How can they say that?” an emotional Nair said. “He has kidnapped her – not physically, but mentally.”
Nair said his daughter was a Crystal Lake South High School student who got good grades but did not have any friends, which was why he said he was particularly concerned about the influence a 28-year-old man, who had been speaking to her since the spring, could have on her.
Nair said he fired Nainwal from his gas station in early July when he learnt about the potential relationship he had with the girl.
The police said Kalyani was 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighed about 125 pounds, adding that she had black hair and brown eyes.


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