31/01/2016 10:56 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Tweet To Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu Helps Parents Locate Their Runaway 15-Year-Old Daughter

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 17: (Editor's Note: This is an exclusive shoot of Mint) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu during an exclusive interview, on April 17, 2015 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images)

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."

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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