Hyderabad: A 12-year-old girl has gone missing since 17th September evening at Neredmet falling under Rachakonda limits of Hyderabad. The family has alleged that she 'could' have fallen into the drain running through their colony. Teams from disaster management and police have launched a search operation at Neredmet and surroundings.

The class 5 student Sumedha Kapooriya was last seen riding her by-cycle at Kakathiya nagar in Malakjigir limits. Cops are verifying the CCTV camera footage.

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Speaking to Newsmeter, Neredmet Inspector A Narsimha Swamy said "Following a complaint filed by the parents, teams have been deployed to check the colony drains. The girl was last seen riding a by-cycle at around 6. 45 PM, search is on. The family are residents of Deendayal nagar, Neredmet".

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GHMC Enforcement Director Vishwajith Kampati, added, "Required equipment have been provided to the staff, for now we have broken the drain covers which are replaceable. The family has alleged that she could have fallen into the drain, we do not want to miss the slightest chance to find her, rescue operation is on.'

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