NEW DELHI: An eight-year-old girl, who inadvertently boarded a train from New Delhi Railway station after being lost in the crowd, was rescued from Kanpur and reunited with her mother.
The child was rescued within a few hours of her mother approaching the railway police. “Rinki, a resident of Mangolpuri, told us that she had come to the New Delhi railway station to board Mahabodhi Express on Monday. There was heavy rush at the platform and suddenly, she realized that her daughter was not around any longer,” Ravindra Yadav, additional commissioner of police (Crime), said.
The incident yet again proves how precious the first few hours are when a child goes missing.
the station was thoroughly searched by the police and CCTV footage was also analyzed in a bid to find the girl.
Four teams under the supervision of Additional DCP Sanjay Bhatia and led by inspector Meera Sharma were constituted.
“We suspected that the girl may have boarded the train. The GRP of Aligarh was contacted and asked to search the train but they failed to locate her as the train halted there for a short time,” Yadav said.
Additional DCP Bhatia then contacted the Government Railway Police at Kanpur and provided a complete description of the missing girl. The GRP at Kanpur were also informed of the probable bogies where she may be found.
She was finally found in the same compartment in which the family was supposed to travel. A team from Delhi was sent to Kanpur to bring the girl back to Delhi.
The girl told the police that she boarded the train after she being separated from her mother.
She said she remembered the bogie number they were supposed to travel in and boarded the train thinking that her family would be able to trace her easily.