Uttarakhand teens flee home to become singers, had secured poor marks in school exam
Special team of Uttarakhand Police found them in a train at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, brought them homedehradun Updated: Oct 14, 2017 19:34 IST
Three teenagers from Dehradun, who had recently run away from their homes with a dream to become singers, were found by the police and brought back safely from a train in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
According to the police, the trio had left home on October 12 on the pretext of attending coaching classes, but did not return home, following which a missing complaint was reported at the Cantt police station in Dehradun.
“A special team (of the police) was constituted to look into the case. The students’ location was traced to Ambala railway station. They were ultimately found on a train at Saharanpur and brought back to Dehradun safely,” in-charge of the Cantt police station said. “The students later confessed that they had scored poorly in their Class 10 half-yearly exams and wanted to become singers, so they left their homes for fulfilling their dream,” he said.
Around half-a-dozen similar incidents of teenagers fleeing their homes for various reasons have been reported in Dehradun over the past three months.
On October 10, three teenagers from Dehradun Cantt area had left their homes for school, but made their way to Delhi for sightseeing. They, however, returned to Dehradun for want for an accommodation and were found by the police the next day.
In September, two such incidents were reported. A 17-year-old girl from Clement Town area had run away from her home leaving behind a note that she wanted to make a career in modelling. She was safely traced by the police the next day. In the second incident, a 16-year-old girl from Patelnagar area, who had left her home leaving behind a suicide note, was also found by the police.
In August, a 14-year-old boy had fled to Delhi from his school as he “wanted to see India Gate since a long time”. In the same month, a 14-year-old girl inmate of a city-based orphanage disappeared after having left for her school. Both were found in Delhi by the police. In July, two girls, both aged 14, were traced by the police in Lucknow after they ran away from homes.
First Published: Oct 14, 2017 19:34 IST