Missing Virajpet girl traced to Bengaluru; reunited with family

A teenage girl, who had gone missing from Bittangala in the taluk on Monday, was found in Bengaluru on Thursday. The 17-year-old Deekshita, a resident of Bittangala near Virajpet, who went missing along with her Maruti Alto car on April 3, was traced to Mallasandra in Bengaluru.

Deekshita is believed to have told the police that she was upset over failing in I PU exams and had gone to Bengaluru in search of a job.

A student of I PU at a college here, Deekshita went missing, along with the car parked in front of the house, and an ATM card, adding to the worry of her parents.  The father of the girl had lodged a kidnapping complaint.

Following the complaint, the police teams went to Mysuru, Mandya, Bengaluru and other places in search of her. The police, who had found some credible information in the form of CCTV footage at Hunsur and Mandya, had continued with their search in Bengaluru.

On Wednesday, around 6 pm, Deekshita’s father Suresh received a call on his cellphone following which he alerted his relatives in Bengaluru. The relatives searched for her near a vegetable market at Mallasandra in Bengaluru, where the car was found parked. Upon enquiry, it had emerged that Deekshita was staying in a house belonging to a Kerala family.

The police left for Bengaluru on Thursday and took Deekshita into their custody and handed her over to her parents.

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