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Khammam: Missing cases tough to crack

Published Oct 12, 2017, 12:53 am IST
Updated Oct 12, 2017, 12:53 am IST
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Khammam: Achieving a breakthrough in missing cases has become a major challenge to the police in Khammam district. At the grievance day meeting, conducted by the police commissioner on Mondays, parents are seen pleading with the police to trace the missing persons.

The missing persons fall in all age groups, including children, girls and elderly persons. The Operation Mukaan has succeeded in finding three missing children in the district. There are 91 missing cases in the district and the police are making efforts to find them. Though the achievement is 89 per cent, the families of missing persons are unhappy over not finding their dear ones. The police, which has adopted new technologies in investigation, is failing when it comes to missing cases.

The police registered 358 missing complaints in 2015. About 339 cases were solved and the rescued persons were handed over to families. Another 19 cases are still pending. A 15-year-old student, studying in tenth class and a resident of Tatapalli under Kamepalli mandal, has gone missing in 2015. The hostel warden had lodged a complaint and there is no clue about him.

Another class nine student from a corporate school in Khammam went missing in the same year. The parents  lodged a complaint in the Khanapuram Haveli police station.

“ Finding a clue in these cases is difficult,” a police official said.

The cases on girls running away from homes along with their male friends are cracked. The cases of missing teenagers, who cannot speak, are problematic. Special teams have been formed to deal with such cases. There are some bogus cases, too. “We found them to have debts and filed the missing complaint.”

 Tracing mentally-ill person is a difficult task. The family members should reveal all the details about the missing persons to make the investigation easy. Muskan and Smile programs are helping the missing cases. 

As many as 272 complaints were received by the police in 2016 and solved 247 cases. A 15-year-old girl from Nidanapuram went missing in 2016 and a case has been registered in the Madhira rural police station. A boy from Thatipudi went missing in the same year. The police solved 110 cases out of 157 missing cases registered in 2017 so far.

Location: India, Andhra Pradesh


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