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‘Missing’ Vadodara boys return home

The three schoolboys,who had gone missing on Sunday,returned to their homes in the city early on Wednesday after “they could not get well-paying jobs they were told of in Ludhiana in Punjab”.

The three schoolboys,who had gone missing on Sunday,returned to their homes in the city early on Wednesday after “they could not get well-paying jobs they were told of in Ludhiana in Punjab”.

“The boys reached Vadodara railway station at around 2 am by a train and their families received them. Later,their families produced them before police,” Panigate police inspector A L Chaudhary said on Wednesday.

The boys,identified as Ashish Singh,Rakesh Yadav and Mrunal Bhatt,all residents of Vaikunthdham Society on Waghodia Road,had left their homes on Sunday afternoon saying they were going out for their tuition classes. The trio are studying in Class VIII. However,they did not return till late in the night. Their families lodged a complaint on Tuesday after Ashish rang up mother to inform that they were in Ludhiana.

“The trio were told by one Pavan,a daily wager living on Waghodia road that they could get jobs which are less demanding and better paying in Ludhiana. They can earn Rs 7,000 per month by just bending iron bars used in umbrellas. They were taken in by the temptation and went to Ludhiana only to realise that no such jobs were offered there,” Chaudhary further said.

After Ashish called up his mother,Panigate police contact Ludhiana police who handed the boys over to Ashish’s relatives there.