Nanded’s missing boy reaches Nashik alone on the train; The cops reunite him with relatives

Police said the boy was addicted to mobile phone games (Image: News18/File)

His father had lodged a complaint with the local police, following which an alert was sent to the railway stations of all the districts to help find the minor.

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A 12-year-old boy, who had left his home in Nanded district of Maharashtra and reached Nashik on an express train, has been reunited with his family, police said on Friday. According to the police, the boy was addicted to mobile phone games. “The boy from Raher village in Naigaon tehsil in Nanded was missing. His father had lodged a complaint with the local police, following which an alert was sent to the railway police stations of all the districts to help find the minor Nashik Road Railway Police have started checking all trains from Nanded to Nashik A photo of the boy has also been posted on the Railway Police WhatsApp group and a search has been initiated,” an official said.

When the Nanded-Mumbai Tapovan Express arrived at Nashik Road station on Thursday, police officer Vijay Kapile checked the train. He spotted children getting off the train, although one was hiding his face, he said. When Kapile stopped the boy and asked him why he was alone, the boy said his relatives were standing outside the station.

However, upon investigation later, it emerged that the boy had reached Nashik from Nanded in Tapovan Express without a ticket. The police then took him into their confidence and informed their counterparts in Nanded. After being informed, his father joined Nashik and took the boy into custody on Thursday, police said, adding that the minor was addicted to some cellphone games like Free Fire.

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Robert P. Miller