Thane: Phone number tattoo helps RPF reunite mentally-challenged teen from Madhya Pradesh with his parents

PTIUpdated: Sunday, August 29, 2021, 12:18 PM IST
article-image
Central Railway RPF logo | Twitter/@rpfcr

A mentally challenged teenage boy was reunited with his family members at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh over 24 hours after he went missing thanks to the mobile phone number tattooed on one of his arms, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) official said here in Maharashtra on Sunday.

The teenage boy was spotted loitering on a platform of the Dombivali railway station in the Thane district on Friday evening, he said.

The boy told RPF personnel that his name was Ankit and he hailed from Jabalpur.

During the investigation, the police noticed that a mobile phone number was tattooed on one of his arms, the official said.

The RPF called on that mobile number. The call was attended by a woman who told police that her son Ankit Singh went missing on Thursday.

The boy was reunited with his parents on Saturday night, the official said.

He said the boy might have boarded an outstation train at the Jabalpur railway station and reached Thane.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai updates: Mega block between Mulund and Matunga today on Central Railway

Mumbai updates: Mega block between Mulund and Matunga today on Central Railway

Navi Mumbai: Unplanned water cuts affect severely CIDCO areas

Navi Mumbai: Unplanned water cuts affect severely CIDCO areas

Palghar: Man accused of rape, suicide abetment caught after 9 years

Palghar: Man accused of rape, suicide abetment caught after 9 years

Navi Mumbai: Panvel police books delivery executive of a food aggregator application for molestation

Navi Mumbai: Panvel police books delivery executive of a food aggregator application for molestation

Navi Mumbai: NMMC Labour Sena demands bonus for transport employees

Navi Mumbai: NMMC Labour Sena demands bonus for transport employees