Hyderabad: Five girls who were tracked down in Visakhapatnam after they went missing from their homes in Amberpet, were brought back to the city and handed over to their parents on Saturday morning.
The girls studying VIIth class in Pragati Vidyaniketan School located at Amberpet had left for their school on Thursday afternoon and did not return home till late in the night.
Worried parents had approached the police who swung into action. Hyderabad Commissioner, M Mahender Reddy who came to know about the incident contacted the local police and incharge (DCP east) V Satyanarayana and special teams were formed.
“One of the girls along with some clothes and money took away a mobile phone of their parent. Initially, they did switch it off when their parents started making phone calls but switched it on in Vishakapatnam when they were near the zoo park there,” said incharge DCP (east) V Satyanarayana.
Soon, the Amberpet police and Task Force teams who were trying to trace the girls alerted the local police who tracked down the girls to a canteen near the Vizag Zoo.
“The girls told the police that they were under stress and left their homes to visit the zoo and the beach. We counseled them and later took them to the zoo park and the local beach where they enjoyed,” he said.
Emotional scenes were witnessed when the parents of the girls saw them after 24 hours.
Sources said that the girls told the police that they were overburdened with studies. A girl told them that she wanted to become a dancer while another had interest in singing.