12-Year missing boy traced and reunited to family within 6 hours by Baiyyapanahalli police

Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankariya

Rapid forwarding of whatsapp message circulated by Byappanahalli police helps them to trace the 12-year-old missing boy within six hours on Friday.

The boy identified as Gurudaruka,son of a private firm employee from Kereguddadahalli in Chikkabanawara after school hours .

When he did not returned home even after two hours of the school timing, worried parents searched for him before approaching the police.

The Police alerted the control room as SOP and also started sending messages on the whatsapp grounds with the details of the boy,requesting for any information related to him.

The message went viral and reached a member of general public who reverted to the police stating that he had seen the boy near Yeshwanthpur railway station .

A team of police rushed to to the railway station and track down the boy by 9.30 pm while he was planning ot board the train .The boy was reunited with the family after counselling.

The boy told the police that he had scored poor marks in the class test and fearing that the parents would reprimand him,he decided to run away from home and go to his grandmother’s house situated in Davanagere.