Social media's reach played crucial role: Relatives

Published: 29th August 2016 05:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2016 05:40 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: THE reach of social media was very helpful in alerting friends and relatives to find Puujita, who had gone missing for the last four days.

“I was in Malaysia when I heard about Puujita. I was worried a lot after I found out that she was yet to be traced even after filing a police complaint. Then, my wife posted a picture of her with other details on social networking sites, which went viral,” said Manohar Iyer, a family friend.

‘1,800 groups were active’

“Puujita’s father also has good network as we roam across the world and work in the IT sector. We shared all the information about Puujita along with her photos. Within a couple of hours 1,800 groups actively shared the information across the country. More than 2 lakh people had shared the messages on WhatsApp and Facebook in two days. It has also reached friends who live abroad. Finally, it helped us find Puujita,” Manohar added.

About 2,000 calls received

“It is a great thing that people in India worked like ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family) by sharing the posts on social media. Only then, we realised the power of social media. I attended more than 800 calls on Saturday,” said Vasudev Murthy, an IT professional and colleague of Madhukiran, Puujita’s father.

Police were also a part of the network that helped to find Puujita.

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