Hyderabad: Facebook helps trace missing boy

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | JAYENDRA CHAITANYA
Published Sep 12, 2018, 1:39 am IST
Updated Sep 12, 2018, 3:09 am IST
Sujeeth left home as he did not study.
Sujeeth Kumar Jha before he went missing seven years ago and (right) when he was traced recently.
 Sujeeth Kumar Jha before he went missing seven years ago and (right) when he was traced recently.

Hyderabad: Facebook helped the family of a missing man to find him after seven years and reunited them. The missing man identified as Sujeeth Kumar Jha was a 15-year-old when he went missing from Moula Ali area here.

Sujeeth Kumar Jha hailing from Madhuban district in Bihar, was living with his brother-in-law Ajith Kumar at Moula Ali area in Malkajgiri. Sujeeth was studying in Class IX in a private school when he went missing from home on January 31, 2011.

 

“On that day, Sujeeth suddenly left home and did not return. After searching for him, I lodged a complaint with the Malkajgiri police. I was feeling very guilty that the boy went missing because I had forcibly brought him to the city to provide him a good education and I was answerable to his parents”, said Ajith Kumar who lodged the complaint.

A missing case was registered at Malkajgiri police station as Cr No 53/2011, which was later closed in October the same year as they could not trace Sujeeth.

Ajith Kumar, a private employee found Sujeeth’s picture on Facebook and sent him a friend request. But, Sujeeth refused to accept the request and blocked Ajith’s profile. The former then approached the Rachakonda cyber crime police for help in getting back his brother-in-law. 

“When I saw Sujeeth’s nickname in his Facebook profile, I got a doubt and wanted to interact with him. But, he refused to accept my friend request and blocked me. This confirmed that it was my missing family member”, a happy Ajith told this paper.

Rachakonda Police Commissioner, Mr. Mahesh Bhagwat said “After blocking Ajith, Sujeeth changed his profile name. Based on the technical information collected, a police team comprising of inspector D Jalandhar Reddy, constables B Rajesh, Ravinder Reddy, and Cheenya Naik went to Mumbai and traced the missing boy to Mazgaon area. He was working with a contractor named Vijay Shrika for the last one year. Sujeeth is 23 years now,” the official said.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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