Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru/Mangaluru (SP)
Bengaluru/Mangaluru, Oct 12: Three tenth standard students who were studying in Soundarya school within Bagalagunte police station limits and had gone missing two days back, have been found. Further, the four others which included a major and three minor, were found in Mangaluru.
The 15-year-olds, Parikshit, Nandan and Kiran, had left their homes duly leaving behind letters explaining that they wanted to pursue a career in sports and were disinterested in studies. The children had left at around 5.30 am on Saturday with Rs 1,500 cash each. A search launched for them had failed to locate them.
The children, it now transpired, had travelled to Mysuru, and participated in Dasara festivities before returning to Bengaluru after spending a day in a bus stop in Mysuru.
When they returned to the city, they were left with no money. They were found roaming near Ananda Rao Circle here on Monday. A ragpicker who spotted them, tried to strike a conversation but the students ran away from him. Growing doubtful, the ragpicker informed the Upparpet police. The police went to the spot, took the children to the station, and called their parents, asking them to visit the police stations. The children therefore were rescued before they could fall prey to the evil designs of child traffickers.
The four others including a major who went missing from Somadevenahalli limits in Bengaluru were traced in Mangaluru near the KMC Hospital. An alert auto rickshaw driver who found them, took them to Pandeshwar police station, it is said.
With this, the two cases in which seven students went missing, saw a happy ending.