Hyderabad: An autistic child missing for 5 years was traced with the help of the face recognition tool “Darpan” facial recognition tool developed by Telangana State police.

Som Soni, resident of Handia, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh was missing from his home since July 2015. Next week the missing boy was spotted by Golapara Police of Assam State and admitted into the local Child Welfare Centre.

Telangana state police while using the Face Recognition Tool (Darpan) to match Missing Children’s photographs with those of children found at various child homes across the country detected the boy by matching his photos.

Telangana police informed the same to concerned SHO of Handia Police Station, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh who informed the parents of the missing child. The family rushed to the concerned Child Welfare Center and identified their kid.

“Telangana State Police played a major role in reuniting the missing child with their parents after 05 years. Efforts are on to trace as many missing children across India through the Face Recognition Tool “Darpan” of the Telangana Police, so as to restore them to their family,” said Swati Lakra, ADGP, Incharge SHE Teams and Bharosa, Telangana police

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