Five students from a Dehradun-based public school, who went missing on October 14, were traced to the Beas area of Punjab Monday.
A team of Dehradun police accompanied by the five students and their families are already on their way from Beas to the Uttarakhand capital.
Earlier, seven students of Class IX, including three girls and four boys, left the city in search of job. Police sources said some of them were supposedly in love and wanted to get married. “Their plan was to bag jobs and earn money. So, they left their homes without informing the family members. They first reached Hardwar and then travelled to Delhi,” a police source said.
On October 19, two of the seven students returned to their Dehradun homes from Delhi. They reportedly told police that the remaining five students were on their way to Mumbai. “In Delhi, they ran short of money and sold their cell phones,” the source added.
Dehradun SSP Ajay Rautela confirmed that the five students were traced to Beas railway station. “They are on their way to Dehradun,” he said.
Pankaj Gairola, station house officer of Patel Nagar police station, said he had got a call from GRP, Beas, on Sunday. “The GRP personnel told me that the five students, including three boys and two girls, were staying at the Beas railway station. Then I informed them about the story of their disappearance from the city,” he said.