Social media has turned hero and helped reunite a boy gone missing since 2011 reunite with his family. “The boy, whose Facebook profile came to the notice of his mother by chance, was found at Ranakala village in Amritsar district after Cyber Crime sleuths traced the internet protocol address of the network used by him,” Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat said.
The boy was missing since January 26, 2011 and left home. The mother had complained to police but they could not trace him anywhere. The woman came under a Facebook profile Dinesh Jena Lima that had her son’s pic as profile picture. “The Cyber Crime sleuths investigated the matter, collected the IP address and traced the location of the missing boy to Amritsar district,” Bhagwat said.
The commissioner added, “A police team went to Punjab and brought back the boy, who was under the guardianship of a landlord there, and reunited him with his parents,“the Commissioner added.