Indian railways minister Suresh Prabhu’s prompt action helped the parents of a 15-year-old girl locate their daughter from Jharkhand. The girl had allegedly run away with her classmate on Saturday. Her parents, in a desperate bid to track her and bring her home, tweeted to Prabhu to help them locate the children.
"The girl's father from Jharkhand tweeted to railway minister Suresh Prabhu that the kids are on board the Geetanjali Express to Mumbai," a senior railway official told the Times of India.
The girl’s photograph, along with her phone number, the boy’s phone number and other details were shared in the tweet. The tweet also mentioned that the train was about to pass the Bhusawal station.
The Ministry immediately alerted the Railway Protection force who started tracking the children based on the information the parents had provided. They finally located them at the Nashik station.
CR's chief public relations officer Narendra Patil said, "Both kids are safe. They have been saved from falling in wrong hands."
— CPRO Central Railway (@Narendra_IRTS) January 30, 2016
The parents of both the children arrived in Mumbai to take them back.
In a similar situation, a woman passenger travelling alone by train in Maharashtra in November last year tweeted to Prabhu asking for help against a male passenger who was harassing her. After speedy assistance was provided, she thanked him on twitter.
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