Cops form teams to trace missing girls from Uran
They left home saying they were going for school admission
The three teenage girls who went missing from Uran last weelk are still untraceable.
Additional teams have been formed to search for them.
There is still no trace of the girls in a case which has baffled the police. With three girls, two of them sisters, missing together, residents of the area are in a shock.
Last Friday, the three girls, two of them sisters and their friend, had left home saying they were going to get admission in school of one of them, while the others were going to attend class. But they did not return, their parents have complained to Uran police.
The girls have been identified as Akanksha Bharne (17), Anushka Bharne (15) and Sonal Pingle (18). Uran police along with teams of Navi Mumbai police have been questioning people. While there were initially three teams investigating the case, the number has not been increased to six.
The police are working in close coordination with the missing girls’ parents.
Senior police inspector of Uran police station Rajendra Avhad said, “We are investigating from all angles and doing all that we can to solve the mystery. Our informants have been activated and people are being questioned.”
Police sources said police teams from other areas of the commissionerate are also helping in the investigation.
Sources said Akanksha had not scored well in her Class 10 exam and was under a lot of pressure. The disappearance could be related to it. There was no official confirmation on it though.
A resident of Mahtvali in Uran, Akanksha left her home in the morning for seeking admission to Class 11 in NI High school.
When she did not return for quite some time, her mother went looking for her. When she did not find her, she decided to check with her sister Anushka who studies in Class 10. However, Anushka too was not in her class. Her teacher informed that Anushka had not come to class that day.
The mother checked with her relatives and at their friend Sonal’s house who stayed closeby. She was told that Sonal had gone to college. When she tried calling her, she found her phone was switched off. When she did not return till the evening, the families registered a complaint on Monday. The police filed a case of kidnapping of the two minor girls and missing person of the adult.