Alert auto driver helps cops find deaf-mute boy

An auto driver’s alertness helped a 6-year-old deaf-mute boy reunite with his family.

Published: 07th December 2017 03:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2017 10:23 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: An auto driver’s alertness helped a 6-year-old deaf-mute boy reunite with his family. The minor who had gone missing from a locality near Lingarajpuram was found about 30 kilometres away in Nelamangala.

Varun, a native of Koppal, resides with his teacher Susheela Joseph. According to police, when Susheela was sleeping on Monday afternoon, Varun managed to get out of the house and wandered away. When Joseph woke up and could not find him, she filed a missing complaint at Hennur Police Station. All the police stations in the city were alerted.

Meanwhile, Susheela somehow managed to board a bus and reach Nelamangala. While he was wandering around, he was picked up by an auto driver. He took the child to Nelamangala police station. On verifying the details of the missing complaint they had received earlier from Hennur Police Station, Nelamangala police realized that the boy in their possession was Varun. They subsequently informed the boy’s guardians and parents. “The boy has been handed back to his parents,” said police.

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