"The family performed the bhog of my son after his motorcycle was recovered from a canal," said Murari Lal, father of the student who was reported missing. "The police had failed to trace him since May 2012."
A few days ago, the Supreme Court pulled up the state governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu over the failure of their chief secretaries to appear in the hearings about missing children.
"The new special police teams will focus on tracing missing minors," said senior superintendent of police Narinder Bhargav. "The teams will work at the subdivisional level, with senior police officers in charge. The teams will file weekly and monthly reports. We have a list of all cases where minors were kidnapped. Sometimes, children abandon their homes by will."