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Delhi girl Jahnvi found, police now believe Facebook campaign spooked ‘kidnappers’

Delhi Police had announced a Rs 50,000 reward for anyone providing information regarding Jahnvi.

Written by Sarah Hafeez | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2014 10:10 pm
At police station Sunday night. At police station Sunday night.

A week after she went missing from India Gate lawns while on an outing with her parents, three-year-old Jahnvi Ahuja was found Sunday night walking about alone in Lajwanti Garden, Janakpuri, in West Delhi.

On Sunday morning, Delhi Police chief B S Bassi had announced a Rs 50,000 reward for anyone providing information regarding Jahnvi.

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Police suspect Jahnvi’s kidnappers panicked and abandoned her following widespread media coverage of her disappearance and the campaign launched on social network by her parents to find her.

Joint Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) M K Meena confirmed that the child had been identified by her parents as Jahnvi. Police said she was fine and had been handed over to her parents, who live in West Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar.

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The details of her recovery were surrounded in drama. Police said they received a call around 8 pm from a local in Lajwanti Park, later identified as “Mukesh”, about a small girl wandering near a park in D block. The caller reportedly said the girl had a placard around her neck with her name, her father’s number and the fact that she had gone missing from India Gate written on it by hand.

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    S.Gonesh
    Oct 6, 2014 at 6:42 am
    India need a Seva Sena of more than 400 million men andwomen to protect the country and its citizens. This is urgent needed.
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      LS
      Oct 6, 2014 at 4:05 am
      I don't believe that story one bit. Moreover I want to know who the kidnappers were since they were sitting right under the CCTV. Why doesn't police show the footage?
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        pamela
        Oct 6, 2014 at 12:48 am
        Very good news, Extremely happy.
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          prakhar
          Oct 6, 2014 at 6:07 am
          The case should not be closed by the cops. As the traffickers/ kidnappers are still roaming free. They should be caught and punished.
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            sid
            Oct 6, 2014 at 1:34 am
            this is fantastic news.. I didnt share this on fb but my good friends did.. Really happy for the family... This is a lesson for me and all of us... :)
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