Published On : Mon, Apr 1st, 2024

9-year old boy goes missing mysteriously in Kamptee


Nagpur: The Kamptee residents are in shock following the disappearance of a second standard student, who failed to return home after school.

Vansh Meshram, aged around nine years, went missing under mysterious circumstances on Saturday from his neighbourhood at Kumbhare Colony in Kamptee area. The young boy attends Saraswati School in Kamptee.

According to police, Vansh was last seen on Saturday when his aunt’s husband dropped him off at school in their auto-rickshaw. However, upon returning home later that day, Vansh’s mother was alarmed to find her son missing. Despite frantic searches by family members and neighbours, Vansh remains untraced so far.

In response to a formal complaint lodged by the family, Kamptee Police have initiated an investigation into the suspected kidnapping. Three dedicated teams have been dispatched to comb the area in the hope of locating the missing child.

There have been no ransom calls. The cops feel that it’s almost impossible that the boy would be kidnapped for ransom, since he belonged to an economically weaker family. Vansh’s mother stays alone with her son, and was raising him by working as a menial labourer in nearby areas.

Police said Vansh, a student of Std II, had reached home at around 12.30 pm. He was last spotted at around 3.30 pm playing with his best friend. The friend has told police that Vansh had left for his home after meeting him.

The New Kamptee police are scanning the CCTV footage on the roads and key junctions. There are no CCTV cameras in or around the place where the child resided with his mother, said police.

The cops have also started searching bus stops, parked cars, especially abandoned ones, are also being checked as three missing children from Teka last year were found dead inside one such vehicle, police said.

The cops have also started searching wells, nullahs and rivulets in nearby areas to rule out any untoward incident.