CHENNAI: Three days after a two-year-old girl child of a gypsy family went missing, the police are yet to trace the girl. V Harini (2), a native of Manamathy village in Kancheepuram district, was on a trip throughout the district along with her family. After a week-long journey, the family visited the Edaikazhinadu temple and took a halt at Ponjur for the night.
“The family was travelling in their friend’s auto rickshaw. During the travels they were selling beads, feathers and handmade pouches. They had parked the vehicle near the Ponjur bazaar around 10.30 pm on Saturday. Around 12 am, Venkatesan, 25, Harini’s father, noticed the child missing. The family alerted their community members around the district and lodged a complaint with the Anaikat police on Sunday,” said an investigation officer.
Two teams have been formed to the find the girl and the child’s photo has been sent throughout the state and further investigations are on.Meanwhile, Venkatesan and his wife Kaliammal (22) have been staying near the police station for the past three days. Speaking to the reporters, Kaliammal said, “I will not leave the place until my child is restored. I have not eaten anything since my child went missing. My husband and others are also searching and we hope police will find it out.”
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