The Noida police on Sunday released the sketch of a suspect in the case of a four-year-old girl, Kashish Rawat, who has been missing from her Sector 22 residence since May 12. The sketch has been released after a Sector 16 resident said that he saw Kashish with a man near the sector’s roundabout.
On July 7, the police along with Kashish’s father, Sanjay Rawat, were conducting search operations in the slum area of Sector 16 when a resident, Pawan, claimed that he saw Kashish with a man a day ago.
“Pawan said that he had seen Kashish with a man on July 5 around 5 am near the sector’s roundabout. According to Pawan’s description, the sketch has been made and it will be pasted all across the city,” Arvind Kumar Yadav, circle officer-2, said.
On Sunday, during a briefing of 22 teams formed for ‘Operation Smile-2’, additional superintendent of police (crime) Vishwajeet Srivastava said that special focus will be on finding the four-year-old who has been missing for almost two months now.
“We are inching closer to finding Kashish as the sketch has been released. We urge residents to help us in finding the child or the suspect. Also, our teams will lay emphasis on finding Kashish during the operation,” Srivastava said.
Last month, Kashish’s parents had met the new senior superintendent of police (SSP) Dharmendra Singh to speed-up the search for their daughter. The SSP had assured them of quick action in the case.
“It has been almost two months since our daughter went missing. When Pawan told us that he had seen her a day before, we were relieved that at least she is alive. We are optimistic and hope to find her soon,” Rawat, Kashish’s father, said.
After she went missing in May, Kashish’s family had put up posters across the city, on autorickshaws and other public places, in the hope of finding their daughter.
The residents of Sector 22 held a protest outside Sector 24 police station on Sunday against the police’s failure in finding Kashish.