The Ghaziabad police has roped in its crime branch to trace an 11-year-old girl who went mysteriously missing from her house at Shakti Khand in Indirapuram on Monday afternoon. The girl is a student of class 6 in a Vaishali-based school.
According to the police, the girl was with her mother at their house on Monday afternoon, when the mother went to the school bring home her other daughter.
“The mother locked the house from the outside and went to ferry her other daughter from school. From there, she had called the landline and her daughter was present at home. However, when the mother returned about 20 minutes later, the girl was not home. It is suspected that the girl opened the door from the inside and locked the house from outside, leaving the keys on the staircase,” Anil Yadav, circle officer (Indirapuram), said.
“Police in nearby locations have been alerted and we are trying to track the girl. We are also tracing call records for the purpose. An FIR for abduction is also registered as per provisions of law for minors. CCTV footage is also being scanned. We are also enquiring her friends and neighbours for any possible clues,” he said.
In one of the CCTV cameras near her house, the girl is seen running outside but no other person is seen with her.
“In the CCTV footage she was found running but a girl in the neighbourhood said that my daughter was crying. We have searched everywhere but she is still not traceable,” Subhash Yadav, the girl’s father, said.
Sources in the crime branch said that they are also scanning the call records of the family members, friends of the missing girl and have roped in several teams to trace her in the NCR.
On Monday night, the family members and locals from the area also held a demonstration at the Indirapuram police station over the police’s inability in tracing the missing girl.