Puttur, July 5, 2015 ; In close working with a KSRTC bus drivers and conductors, the Puttur Town police swiftly to traced a 15-year-old boy on July 4. The previous evening, parents of the boy filed a complaint with the Puttur Town police that they have not been able to trace their son since he left the home that morning, he had also not gone to the school.
The Puttur Town Police tracked the boy’s mobile phone and got to know of his movement in a vehicle towards Bengaluru. They contacted the Mangaluru KSRTC officials and found that there were two buses moving towards Bengaluru. The police called the conductors of the two buses and found that the boy was travelling in the Mangaluru-Bengaluru-Chennai Airavata bus. The conductor Nandagopal and drivers Walter D’Souza and Anand Biradar were asked to keep a watch on the boy and hand him over to boy’s relative in Bengaluru.
The police then contacted boy’s parents and asked them to send their relatives to Kempegowda bus station and take charge of the boy. Accordingly the boy was taken and was brought back to Puttur in the evening.
Commending the work of Puttur Town Police, Superintendent of Police Sharanappa S.D. said more impetus was being given to trace missing children and elderly person as a part of Operation Muskan, a nation wide drive launched since July 1. Focus on tracing children and elderly persons missing is being stepped up. The boy had reportedly left home unable to bear the pressure from parents to study, study and study harder.