According to the Vakola police, the parents are still at odds to understand what pushed the girls to take the step as they seemed happy.
Even in the case when three teenage girls from Mulund ran away, their parents failed to understand why. It was only when the girls returned that they alleged that their parents were not treating them well.
When asked what could have led the children to flee, psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty said: “These days, because of various pressures, children and parents do not have the emotional bond that is necessary. These instances point to the fact that children are asking to be heard and is an important pointer for parents to tend to them and ensure there isn’t such a wide disconnect.”
“Even in the Vakola incident, it is very important that when the children return home, they are not yelled at or punished for running away. They need to be counselled and the parents should understand that in no way does it tarnish their reputation. The intent to make it big is not wrong. It is only the action that followed it that led to the anxious situation,” Dr Shetty said.