Mahabubabad: Two tribal girls of Cheemla Thanda, a hamlet under Nerada Gram Panchayat limits in Kuravi mandal in the district went missing since Thursday morning. The missing children were identified as Daravath Anitha (13), daughter of Kishan and Shampu, and Bhukya Renuka (12), daughter of Narasimha and Jyothi, of the Cheemla Thanda.
Parents lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday when their attempts to trace their children proved futile. Parents said that their children had slept at the venue of the Teej festival on the night before they went missing. It is said that the girls of the thanda sleep at the venue of the Teej festival during the celebrations. After registering a missing case, the Kuravi police have launched a search for the missing girls. Sub-Inspector T Ashok said that they had gone to Kuravi temple to collect CCTV footage from there as some people had informed that they had seen two girls wandering near the temple. However, it was ascertained whether the children left their village on their own or they were abducted.