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14-year-old girl from Mumbai who fled home after exam results, found by police

The girl was located by the Bandra police at Mira Road railway station.

mumbai Updated: Apr 30, 2018 23:30 IST
Aritra Hazra
Aritra Hazra
Hindustan Times
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The girl was scared her mother would scold her for her exam scores.(Representational photo)

The Bandra police on Saturday traced a 14-year-old who had been missing since April 23. On April 22, the teenager fled her residence at Mira Road. She then visited her friends and a teacher, who resides at Chapel Road in Bandra (West), the next day.

After she failed to return home, a case of kidnapping had been registered with the Bandra police.

“A case of kidnapping was registered with us. We formed teams to search for the teenager. We found out that the girl came to Bandra on April 22 and met her teacher the next day. That was the last time that she had been spotted,” said an officer.

The teenager was located by the Bandra police at Mira Road railway station. “When we found the girl, she said she did not wish to return home as she was scared that her mother would scold her for not doing well in her exams,” the officer said.

Child psychiatrist, Dr Anjali Chabria, said, “It is extremely important to have an anxiety-free environment at home, especially during a child’s teenage years. Parents should be counselled by the teachers regarding their attitude towards their children’s exam results.”

First Published: Apr 30, 2018 23:29 IST