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Indore: Timely police action saved stranded college students


Indore: Mhow and Simrol police jointly combed the densely forested area in the night and rescued five stranded students, who had gone for a photo shoot but lost their way and ended up in deep ravine.

According to the police, the students identified as Hemeant Daigude (21) of Bank Colony, Dipesh Bundela (18) of Vishwakarma Nagar, Lakshya Sahu (19) of Bank Colony, Rahul and a girl Srushti had gone to Kajaligarh, Simrol for wildlife photography. All study at various colleges in Indore.  However, when they did not return their families called on their mobile number and got a response of either switched off or out of coverage area. Worried about their welfare, the families reached Simrol police station and filed a missing persons’ complaint.

The police searched Kajaligarh area and called off the search when it became too dark. Families too gave search because light from lanterns was not sufficient enough to search on treacherous ground. Worries intensified because of a number of crimes perpetrated here.

Search, however, was resumed following directives from the DIG and cops from Simrol and Mhow police stations joined hands and began searching once again. After two-and-half hours of search, the missing students were traced in a deep ravine.

The youngsters appeared to be okay physically but were traumatised and sacred while families could not thanks enough the cops who brought them home safe.