Police detect 3 children at Anand Rao circle who gone missing from Bagalagunte

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

Three out of six minor boys who went missing from their houses since Saturday morning from Bagalagunte area were traced near Anand Rao circle near Majestic on Monday morning.

Senior officer told media persons,The boys were asking for newspaper distribution jobs in the early hours, the newspaper agency employees suspected something fishy and alerted the Upparpet police.

Police on reaching the spot identified the boys as the boys who went missing from their houses and their counterpart Bagalagunte police were on lookout for them.

They were handed over to the parents later in the day after taking statements from them and counselling not to elope again.

During questioning it was found that two of three children had left notes to their parents stating that they would achieve feats in sports instead of academics.

The Bagalagunte police had taken up the case of kidnap as they were minors after their parents complained to them.

They had shared the photographs to all the police across the state and separate teams were formed to trace them.

The boys told police that they went to Kengeri from their houses and from there they went to Mysuru, they saw few Dasara events and returned to the city by Sunday wee hours.

The trio roamed the areas surrounding Kanteerava stadium and enquired about paper distribution jobs. When they reached Anand Rao circle and approached paper agency boys for jobs,they suspected something fishy and alerted the Upparpet police.

The parents told the media that they are not against sports but were also asking them to concentrate on studies,since they were studying 10th standard this year and due to covid-19 pandemic they had restricted their sports to some extent.

The police are yet to trace other four students, three 12-year-old and a 21-year-old woman studying BCA who have been missing since Sunday from their residences in AGB Layout.

The parents have filed complaints and efforts are on to trace them.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCPs as,Dharmender Kumar Meena,Dr Sanjeev M Patil,PI,Sunil HB, Shivaswamy CB and his whole team who has successfully traced the three minors and reunited them to their family members and for the commendable job done by them a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.