Facebook chats help cops find a Delhi-boy missing for 14 months in Srinagar


New Delhi, July 13: A 17-year-old Delhi boy, who was missing for the past 14 months, has been rescued from Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.

The teen left his home as his father used to beat him in when drunk, police said.

The boy went missing since May 8 last year and was rescued from Dalal Mohalla in Srinagar on July 6 after tracking the IP (Internet Protocol) address of his Facebook account.

“The boy was accessing his Facebook account and used to chat with his elder brother. After technical analysis of the different IP addresses of his Facebook account, we managed to trace his location in Dalal Mohalla in Srinagar. We conducted a raid and recovered the boy,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav said.

The officer said: “We found different IP addresses of the Facebook account of the boy as he was using it from different mobile numbers.”

“The call details and subscriber application forms of these mobile numbers were sought from concerned mobile operators and we finally got the exact location of the boy,” the officer said.

“The missing boy has been handed over to his parents. During interrogation, the boy informed us that he had left his house because his father used to drink and beat him.”

It has also been reported that the boy was living with a local family in Srinagar and had informed that he was a muslim. He was working at a shop and those who had known him for the year say that he had informed that his parents had died.

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