PUNE: Six missing children, who had fled from a madarsa in Hadapsar, have reached their village in Bihar, police said on Saturday. The children had fled on July 3, the same day they had reached the madarsa.
As they had not reached home till Thursday, the madarsa officials had lodged an FIR with the police. As all of them are minors, a case of kidnapping was registered at Wanowrie police station.
The children have been identified as Sahmad Asaruddin Raja (13), Annan Mohammad Azad Shaikh (12), Ahsan Nizam Shaikh (15), Shahnawaz Jamaluddin Shaikh (16), Anwarul Israel Haque (13), Rizwan Alam Salamuddin Shaikh (15), all residents of Sabodangi village in Kishanganj district of Bihar.
According to the police, the children had come to Darul Uloom Chishtiya Jalaliya madarsa in Sayyednagar, Handewadi Road, Hadapsar, on July 3. “They remained at the madarsa for a whole day. Then in the evening, they were playing with kids outside under the supervision of a teacher. They asked for a loo break, went inside the madarsa and fled after taking their bags,” said Assistant Police Inspector Shekhar Shinde. He added, “We have been told that that they have reached their village now.”