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12-year-old who went missing from Gzb home found in Dharamsala

Twelve-year-old Archie Yadav who went missing from her Indirapuram residence on February 13 has been traced to Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The police said they got a call from their Dharamsala counterparts after they found the girl on Thursday evening.

noida Updated: Feb 16, 2017 22:31 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Archie’s parents had taken out candle march procession and have pasted posters across Ghaziabad.
Archie’s parents had taken out candle march procession and have pasted posters across Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali/HT )

Twelve-year-old Archie Yadav who went missing from her Indirapuram residence on February 13 has been traced to Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The police said they got a call from their Dharamsala counterparts after they found the girl on Thursday evening.

“The girl has been traced to Dharamsala and we have despatched our teams to bring her back. Women constables are also accompanying the team and the girl is safe. Once we bring her back, she will be able to tell us about the incident,” Salmantaj Patil, officiating senior superintendent of police, Ghaziabad, said.

According to the police, the girl was spotted by a person in a bus stand, who then informed the local police. The police questioned the girl and she said that she was from Indirapuram in Ghaziabad.

The girl is a student of a private school in Vaishali. Since she went missing, her family lodged a missing complaint at Indirapuram police station and even staged a protest, alleging police laxity.

On the day of the incident, Archie was seen running out of her home in a CCTV camera footage. Her mother had locked the flat from the outside as she went to fetch her other daughter from school. After she returned about 20 minutes later, she found the girl missing and the keys of the house on the staircase.

“We have heard that a woman had taken her along, but this is not confirmed. We have not spoken to her yet but the police officials have spoken to her. We are leaving for Dharamsala and will get in touch with her to know what actually had happened. We are happy that she is safe... everyone at home is awaiting her return,” Subhash Yadav, Archie’s father, said.

The Ghaziabad police had roped in the crime branch and spanned out the search to every city in Delhi-NCR. Archie’s parents had taken out candle march procession and have pasted posters across the city.