CHENNAI: Chided by his uncle for poor performance in Quarterly examinations, a teenager who was on a cycling expedition, was rescued within 80 km of his journey.
The young cyclist had in fact planned to cover a distance of 700 km altogether!
The 14 year old boy, staying with his uncle and studying in a private school in Korattur, was reportedly reprimanded by his uncle, his local guardian.
The uncle, a practicing advocate at the High Court, came to know of the boy’s poor academic performance from the school. On being rebuked, the boy decided to leave for his native place near Nagercoil, on Saturday.
He waited till his uncle left home and then proceeded in a bicycle. His uncle searched for the boy all over the City and the relatives preferred a complaint with Korattur Police. However, the teen was not traced all through the night.
The next day afternoon, the boy’s cycling expedition through the Grand Southern Trunk road came to an end after he asked for directions to Nagercoil when he reached Madurantagam, around 80 km away from Korattur.
The locals enquired about him and asked whether he had got lost from his pack in a bicycle expedition or the trip was a solo one. Without making the boy suspicious, they tipped off the Kancheepuram Police.
Subsequently, he was handed over to the Korattur Police who picked him up with his uncle from Madurantagam on Sunday evening. Closing the missing complaint, cops advised the uncle as well as the teenager.