CHENNAI: A three-year-old boy went missing for an hour from Chennai Central early Friday, leading to tension for his parents and elder sister who had arrived from Delhi. But, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) managed to trace the boy within an hour, thanks to CCTV camera footages.
According to RPF, Chikash got down at the station from the Tamil Nadu Express that arrived from New Delhi with his father C Jayapal (33), mother J Sumathi (28) and sister Nityashri (5) around 8 am. The mother and daughter had gone to the washroom, while Chikash was with his father near the crowded waiting hall. Around 9.30 am, Chikash went missing all of a sudden. The Tiruvannamalai-based family was to board the West Coast Express bound for Katpadi.
The frightened parents alerted RPF inspector Azhagarsamy, who deployed personnel to verify CCTV footages and comb the terminal. After an hour’s frantic search, the boy was found crying near the entrance by RPF personnel Muthukumar and Kumaravel, who handed him over to his parents.
This comes as search continues for four-year-old Sridhar from Thoothukudi, who went missing from the Central Railway station on May 3. A CCTV image had shown a saree-clad woman taking away the child.