A 50-year-old father has been waiting for his 14-year-old son at the Kempegowda Bus Station for the past two days.
B S Nikhil left after parking his bicycle, informing the guard to take care of it until he returns from Hyderabad in three days.
Nikhil, a 9th standard student of Carmel School in Padmanabhanagar, left his house on February 15, after his mother told him to do better in studies.
Nikhil’s father B Srinivasulu, a businessman and a resident of Bhuvaneshwari Nagar in Banashankari III stage, searched for Nikhil everywhere soon after. He visited the houses of Nikhil’s friends. Finally, one of Nikhil’s classmates told Srinivasulu that Nikhil was upset about his mother’s words.
Nikhil is not able to focus on studies, so he decided to leave the house and go to Hyderabad to do some odd jobs, the classmate told Srinivasulu.
Thereafter, Srinivasulu rushed to the City Railway Station and searched for the bicycle and inquired about Nikhil, showing his photograph around.
The guard there told Srinivasulu that Nikhil had indeed visited the station and as the parking was expensive there, he decided to go the Kempegowda Bus Station and park there instead.
Also, there were not many trains to Hyderabad at that time, the guard told the boy’s father.
Srinivasulu then got hold of CCTV footage of Nikhil on his bicycle in the Majestic area. After visiting the Kempegowda Bus Station’s parking, Srinivasulu found Nikhil’s bicycle there.
The guard at the station told Srinivasulu that the boy bargained for Rs 200 for three days parking, and said he was going to Hyderabad, to return in three days.
Now, Srinivasulu is waiting for Nikhil at the bus station’s parking lot, hoping that his son would return home.