The police suspect that the four girls, who have been missing from their Mahim residence since November 27, 2010, might have run away to escape their tyrant parents. Four missing girls, include three sisters — Tejaswani, 10, Laxmi, 4, and Gauri Verma, 3, — and their six-year-old neighbour, Sana Sheikh.
“The neighbours told us that the girls had been harassed by their parents. We suspect the girls could have fled to escape their tyrant parents. But till we do not trace them, we cannot be sure of the reason,” said Vinay Kulkarni, senior inspector, Mahim police station.
Tejaswani has run away from her Mahim shanty twice in the past. She first escaped on September 14, 2010, but was was found two days later at the Ghatkopar station. A few days later, Tejaswani along with her two younger sisters again ran away to her paternal grandmother’s residence at Solapur, citing ill behaviour meted out to them by their mother and stepfather.
When questioned if any case will be registered against the parents, the officer added that they are concentrating on finding these four girls first.