Parents of four-year-old Kashish Rawat, who went missing from outside her residence at Sector 22 on May 12, met new senior superintendent of police (SSP) Dharmender Singh on Thursday and requested him to step up the investigation.
“We have requested the SSP to search for my daughter as soon as possible. It has been 21 days since she disappeared,” said Sanjay Rawat, Kashish’s father.
The SSP assured them of quick action in the case. He constituted a new team consisting of personnel who have done remarkable work during ‘Operation Smile’, a drive under which several missing children were reunited with their families in January this year.
“The in-charge of Sector 24 police station will be leading the team. Sub-inspector level officers from Sector 20, Sector 24 and Expressway police stations, who have worked in Operation Smile, will be part of the team,” Singh said.
“The police are investigating the matter but I found that more efforts can be made in the case. I have asked the team to follow the standard operation procedure of Operation Smile and visit all shelter homes in neighbouring cities within seven days with the photograph and other identity proofs of the child. We are hoping to recover her safely soon,” Singh said.
Earlier, on Wednesday, the family members and neighbours had staged a protest at Sector 12-22 locality demanding Kashish’s safe recovery. The protest had caused a massive snarl.
“We have not received any call for ransom yet. We have checked every place possible but could not find her. She was not even going to school and she was completely unaware of the geography of the area. On May 12, she was playing outside the house as she has done many times in the past. We have no enmity with anybody. All we want is the police to find her,” Rawat said.