The 19-year-old girl Shilpa Patel from Baroda, who approached the police after being abandoned by her friends at Bandra Terminus, has been sent to Dongri Children’s Home. The police also suspect that Shilpa is mentally unstable.
The police said the girl gave a vague sequence of events to the police every time she was questioned. Also, the address she gave to the police of her residence in Baroda does not exist.
Shilpa told the police she stays at Manav building on RB Road in Baroda located very close to the station.
“We communicated with the Baroda police and gave them the address where Shilpa claimed she stayed. However, when they tried to locate the address they found out that no such building existed,” said Madhukar Chaudhari, senior police inspector of Santacruz police station.
The police said they are trying to make enquiries to find her parents or the girls with whom she claims she had come to the city. Shilpa told the police that her father Govind Patel works as a chef for a hotel in Baroda and earns only Rs 2,000. She further told the police six girls from Mumbai, all residents of Ghatkopar, had come to Baroda for a holiday.
The girls convinced Shilpa to come to Mumbai so that she could get a job and support her family. However, on reaching here they left her.