Mumbai: 5 schoolgirls who went missing, found in Kurla  

Five students from the South Mumbai school have been missing since Friday afternoon. So far, the police have been unable to trace them

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The five girl students who had were studying at a convent school in Fort, Mumbai were missing since Friday afternoon have been found by the Mumbai police in Kurla.

The girls had gone to school on Friday, as it was their open day. Their unit test results were being declared at school. The girls did not perform well and had scored less marks.

The parents of the girls have lodged a missing complaint at the Colaba police station. The girls had left school at 2:30 pm and were last seen at Marine Drive around 5:00 pm.

Police on Saturday morning said that they were trying to trace the girls but have not got any information about them.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, the grandmother of one of the girls, said, “Her parents accompanied her to school as it was the open day. They returned home after seeing her results. But my granddaughter had to say back as it was a full-day. When she did not return home in the evening, we went to search for her, but we could not find her. We then lodged a complaint at Colaba police station. The police informed us that a CCTV had caught at image of them at Marine Drive, they also questioned the taxi driver who dropped them there. But they could not get much information from him.”

Dr Rahul Bhatambre, consultant neuro psychiatrist, Mansparsh Neuro Mind Care clinic from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai said, “The students might have done this sue to a fear of examination results. Parents have too many expectations from their kids. The kids can’t bear the burden of these expectations. Due to a lack of positive parent-child interaction, their confidence levels go low. They fear parents might shout at them if they less marks or that their neighbours might tease them. This is why such incidents take place.”

Dr Bhatambre further said, “To alleviate the fear from the minds of the children. Parents should create a positive atmosphere at home. They should view their children as friends and have open conversations with them.”