About five years after the Nithari killings shocked the nation, the Noida police have failed to learn any lessons.
The Sector 10 girl is not alone. The police have no clues about more than two dozen kids who went missing in Noida post-Nithari.
The Nithari killings had prompted the Supreme Court to issue a detailed list of dos and don'ts on missing children. A hue and cry soon led to "constitution" of special cells in each district and a centralised database in Lucknow.
Each police station was supposed to keep the district crime record bureau updated on missing kids, so that the figures can be sent to Lucknow for further follow-up. But hardly anything is happening in Noida.
Post-Nithari there was a clear instruction to all police stations across the state to lodge kidnapping cases if missing kids are not traced within three days. But parents continue to run from pillar to post for justice.