Jammu: Scolded for scoring low marks, student flees from school premises

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JAMMU: Feeling embarrassed and humiliated in class after being berated for scoring low marks in unit tests, a Class XI student of Sainik School, Nagrota turned to be a runaway child, however acting promptly Nagrota police traced him from Dalhouse in Himachal Pradesh, with the help of social networking site- Facebook.

Police said that Alok Sharma son of Ajay Kumar Sharma of Gaziabad, UP, a student of Class XI fled from school premises and a complaint in this connection was lodged by Sandeep Kumar PGT Chemistry of Sainik School Nagrota.

Police said that the runaway student reportedly was scolded by school teacher after he secured low marks in unit tests. Fearing the annoyance and exasperation from his parents, he fled from school premises.

Quoting the student, police said, “During questioning, he (Alok) disclosed that he was alone son of his parents and he is not coming up to their expectations and henceforth decided to flee.”

Referring to the case, Police said that in his complaint, the school teacher said that Cadet Alok Sharma student of XI was found missing from school premises. “His missing came to know during the evening roll call, the complainant added.

After registering a case FIR No. 215/2017 U/S 363 RPC police started investigations. It was during the course of investigation when SHO Nagrota Inspector Bhushan Singh Manhas received the information regarding the usage of Facebook account by the missing boy and his location was seen in Chandigarh sector 18.

“Following this a police party rushed to Chandigarh along with staff of Sainik School Narota, where the thorough search for the missing boy was made with the help of local Police and parent of the missing boy, but the whole exercise turned futile, he said, adding, ” as there was no breakthrough.”

Police said that the Cyber Cell Chandigarh, Jammu and CDTS Chandigarh were also requested for the needful assistance, whereby the presence of phone used by the missing boy was located in Amritsar.

Encouraged over getting a lead in the case, police party immediately rushed to Amritsar, where with the help of the local police, the owner of the mobile phone was grilled who disclosed the presence of the missing boy at Amritsar for few days ago.

Not succumbing to the failure after failure, the police team enthusiastically continued to its efforts to trace the runaway child to reunite the family, and its efforts proved fruitful.

During hectic searches and use of cyber technology, the Nagrota Police found that the boy has managed to move towards Himachal Pradesh where his location was found at Dalhousie.

“Police party rushed to Dalhousie HP and in active collaboration with local police the boy was traced from a departmental store and was handed over to parents”, said a senior police officer.

The whole operation was conducted under the close supervision of SDPO Nagrota Yashveer Singh Slathia, SP Rural Shivdeep Singh Jamwal and with the assistance of Superintendent of Police, PC Jammu Vinay Kumar.