Cops help trace boy who slipped out of hostel

A 14-year-old boy who escaped from the hostel of an army school to pursue his dream of becoming a Bollywood actor was traced to a railway station in Mumbai.

The ninth standard student had sneaked out of his hostel during lunch hour on February 11. He left a note stating that he was not interested in studies and was going to pursue his passion to be an actor. The hostel superintendent found the boy missing and learnt that he had collected money from a few of his friends. The superintendent informed his seniors after he found the student’s note. A missing complaint was lodged at the Ashok Nagar police station. The boy, the son of a senior army officer posted in Rajasthan, was studying in Rashtriya Military School on Richmond Road. “We took up a kidnap case as the boy was a minor,” said a senior police officer.

Sub-inspector B R Ragha­v­e­n­dra analysed CCTV footage in bus stands and the railway station. From one footage, he learnt that he had bought a ticket to board a train to Mumbai.

Raghavendra alerted the railway police who contacted their Mumbai counterparts. When the train arrived in Mumbai, the boy was picked by the railway police who had contacted the boy's parents from Rajasthan. The boy was reunited with his parents. A letter of gratitude was also sent from Rashtriya Military School to the Ashok Nagar police station sub-inspector acknowledging his efforts.

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