Hyderabad: A 13-year-old girl from Saroornagar area in Hyderabad went missing on Friday and the Rachakonda police tracked her in just five hours with the help of CCTV footage. According to the police, the girl left her house around 3:30 pm after her father scolded her over some issue.
Annoyed with father's scolding, the girl left home and started walking towards Kachanbagh, a few kilometers from her home. The parents assumed the worst and filed a missing complaint at the Saroornagar police station and subsequently a lookout notice with the girl's photo was issued to all police stations in the city limits.
Saroornagar Station House Officer (SHO) K. Seetharam told Newsmeter, "After receiving the information we started searching for the girl. We gave lookout notices to all the police stations with her photo. With the help of the IT Cell we checked the CCTV footage of Champapet and nearby areas and we got to know that she is at Kanchanbagh. Around 7:30 pm, the Kanchanbagh police found her and took her to the LB Nagar police station. Later, we confirmed that it is the same missing girl and got her to the Saroornagar PS where her parents were happy to see her back.”
On Friday, the Rachakonda police Twitter handle posted, "Saroornagar 13 year old girl MISSING traced in 5 hours. @Saroornagarps issued look out with photo to all PS's. ITcell Rachakonda got CCTV footage. @shokanchanbagh traced & alerted @lbnagarps. CP Rachakonda appreciated all. (sic)”
Later Rachakonda Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat told Newsmeter, "Around 3 pm after her father scolded her she left the house. Around 5:30 pm I received a call from the Cyberabad Security Council, E Krishna, saying that his friend's daughter has gone missing and she is just 13-year-old. He immediately sent me her details and her photo. We immediately started searching for her with the CCTV footage. The Kanchanbagh police found her and took her to the LB Nagar PS. Her parents were in tears and were very emotional when they got her back."
"From what we understood the girl was depressed and that might be why she took this step. I advised the parents to not scold her or say anything harsh. As such cases are on the rise, we have decided to conduct counseling sessions for parents. Hopefully, we will start it soon," he added.