Four out of five girls, students of a South Mumbai school, who had gone missing were traced at suburban Kurla railway station Saturday, police said. Efforts to trace the remaining one girl are on, a police official said.
Five girls, studying in class 8th, did not return to their homes from their school in Colaba in South Mumbai Friday afternoon, following which their parents approached police.
Mid-term exam results were declared Friday and these girls had failed in two or three subjects each, according to their teachers.
As a search operation began, four of the girls were spotted at the Kurla railway station this afternoon by a constable of Cuffe Parade police station, said the police official.
The girls told police that they first went to the Marine Drive in South Mumbai, then to the Hanging Garden and later to Thane before returning to the city.
The official did not reveal why the girls decided not to go home after the school hours yesterday. None of them was carrying a mobile phone which made the search harder, he said.
While they were reunited with their families, search for the fifth girl was on, he said.