Five girls from SoBo school go missing after failing exams, traced after 24 hours

Five girls from SoBo school go missing after failing exams, traced after 24 hours
The girls were reunited with their parents on Saturday evening

Five girl students of a South Mumbai school, who had gone missing after their exam results, were traced by Saturday evening and reunited with their parents.

According to teachers of Fort Convent School in Colaba, the class 8th mid-term exam results were declared on Friday and these girls had failed in two or three subjects each. All of them were allegedly unhappy after having failed the mid-term examinations.

When the girls did not return to their homes from their school by Friday afternoon, the parents approached the police and lodged a missing person’s complaint.

As a search operation began, cops checked the CCTV footage, which showed all five girls at Marine Drive till 2:40 pm on Friday. However, they were unable to trace them from there.

Later, four of the girls were spotted at the Kurla railway station on yesterday afternoon by a constable of Cuffe Parade police station. The fifth girl returned home on her own in the evening.

The girls told the police that they first went to the Marine Drive in South Mumbai, then to the Hanging Garden and later to Thane before returning to the city.

The girls were reunited with their parents, who had been anxiously waiting at Colaba police station along with BJP Maharashtra Treasurer Shaina NC and BJP MLA Raj Purohit.

“All five girls have been found. They have informed us that they were disappointed after failing the exam. We have handed them over to their parents,” said Abhishek Trimukhe, DCP, Zone-1, Mumbai Police.

Officials said none of them was carrying a mobile phone, which made the search harder.

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