Noticing her brother missing, a dental student sends an e-mail to railway police from her laptop, which helps them trace the boy

An alert medical student helped the Government Railway Police trace a missing boy and provide timely treatment to him.

The boy, Julfar Ali Khan, a 10th class student, was admitted to Yashoda Hospital in Secunderabad after he fell off a train. His condition is stated to be stable now.

On April 1, Ali Khan was travelling along with his sister Ziana Liakath by the Kerala Express to New Delhi. When he got down at Vijayawada railway station to drink water, the train moved away from the platform.

The siblings are natives of Kerala. Ziana is pursuing Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

The girl, who noticed her brother missing, saw the mail ID of the Government Railway Police — grprly@gmail.com — pasted on a sticker in the bogie. She took out her laptop and gave information to the GRP Vijayawada in-charge Superintendent of Police M. Kantha Rao. Ziana mentioned the height of the boy, languages he knew, colour of the dress, where he went missing, and other details in her e-mail to Mr. Kantha Rao.

Responding to the e-mail, Mr. Kantha Rao alerted Vijayawada Railway Police DSP D.N. Mahesh and CI P.V. Maruthi Rao. Within no time, the police informed about the missing of the boy to the neighbouring districts and Chennai, Kerala, Mumbai, and Delhi railway police.

The police kept the details of Ali Khan on CID website and released a “look out” notice.

The same day, the Khammam railway police noticed an unidentified boy falling unconscious near the railway track. The police, who observed the “look out” notice on the website, informed the Vijayawada GRP, and the police confirmed that the victim was Ali Khan.

The GRP immediately admitted the boy in Khammam Government Hospital, from where he was shifted to Yashoda Hospital for better treatment.

The victim, who boarded the running train in Vijayawada, fell from the train after it crossed Khammam railway station and suffered multiple injuries while he was trying to move from one compartment to the other, Mr. Maruthi Rao told The Hindu.

Additional Director General of Police (Railways) V.S.K. Kaumudi praised Mr. Kantha Rao for responding to the e-mail and rescuing the boy. The police along with the family members took care of Ali Khan at the hospital, said the SP. Mr. Kaumudi appealed to the passengers to make use of the services of the railway police and alert them about thefts, missing cases, accidents, or any other incident.

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