Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police on Sunday traced the 14-year-old girl, Poornima Sai, who was missing for last 40 days, in Balasudhar Gruh in Mumbai.
According to the police, the girl went to Mumbai after she had gone missing from her school in Nizampet on June 7. She reached Mumbai on June 11 and stayed at Balasudhar Gruh which is a Mumbai-based Non-Government Organisation located in Dongari, police said.
“She was enrolled into the NGO with name Anika Shree. She informed the staff that she belongs to Tukaram Gate,” a senior police officer said.
The Cyberabad police on Sunday were informed about the girl’s whereabouts by the NGO and Bhoiwada Police Station in Dadar, after the NGO had lodged a complaint about the girl.
The officer said the girl was not interested to return to city and that is the reason she had submitted wrong details to the NGO. “A team that was deployed to bring back the girl is expected to come back here by Monday evening,” he added.
Poornima, a class 10 student, had left home informing her parents that she was going to school in Nizampet, but did not return. Her parents later filed a missing complaint at the Bachupally police station.
The preliminary investigation then revealed that Poornima used WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram on her mother’s mobile phone, and efforts were made to track the girl with the help of social media networking sites.
To trace her identity, the police had deployed 14 special teams in Vizag, Chennai and Mumbai. Recently, the Bachupally police had altered the case from sections of missing person to kidnap.