: A 22-year-old woman tourist from UAE who went missing from her hotel room in southeast Delhi’s Greater Kailash was traced a day after in Mumbai’s Dahisar on Wednesday morning.
Sara Khalfan took a train from New Delhi railway station on Tuesday and reached Mumbai the next morning, said police. She reportedly heard about the ‘dream city’ and wanted to visit it.
Khalfan checked into Hotel Justa in Greater Kailash 1 with her family on Monday night, but went missing on Tuesday.
The Delhi Police alerted their counterparts in other states and formed teams to trace her. On Wednesday morning, Mumbai Police informed the Delhi Police that they found Khalfan.
“They told us they spotted the woman wandering around the streets of Mumbai. When they asked her where she came from, she could just tell them that she boarded the train from Delhi. Since she does not know the language, she could not give further details,” a senior police officer said.
The Delhi Police sent a team to get Khalfan back, and informed her parents.
Police sources said Khalfan came to Delhi with her parents and five siblings for her father’s medical treatment. The family planned to go around Delhi and visit Agra. Khalfan reportedly had an argument with her parents the night they arrived, and the next morning she left the hotel without informing them, police said.
According to a complaint lodged by the Khalfan’s father, she left the room around 6 am wearing a burkha. Though Khalfan reportedly had a silver-coloured bag with clothes, it did not have money. Even her passport was with her parents, police said.
“We found it difficult to understand what her father was saying because he couldn’t speak English. The first few hours were lost in finding a translator. Later, we tasked the teams to trace the woman,” said a police officer.