Two Amravati sisters run away to Mumbai

Two schoolgirls, one aged 11 and the other 12, roaming near the Gateway of India on Saturday afternoon without any adult escorting them were detained on suspicion by the Colaba police on Saturday afternoon. The police, after learning they were sisters who had run away from home in Amravati contacted their parents who immediately left for Mumbai.

Police sources said the girls were seen roaming at the Gateway. They were not in school uniform but had backpacks and were not escorted by any adult, raising suspicion of some police personnel on duty at the Gateway of India, which has considerable security cover.

"The girls initially claimed they were Mumbai residents and were on a school picnic. However, they could not answer when asked which school they were from. Also, their accent suggested they were not from Mumbai. Our officers checked their backpacks and found identity cards in the name of a school in Amravati. The cards had telephone numbers of the school and on contacting the school, we learnt the girls had been missing since Friday," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone I Ravindra Shisve.

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