Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: A Sri Lankan national was reported missing from the Poojappura police station on Monday. Farooq Moideen Samar had been placed under observation at the police station by the Central Prison authorities after he was released from jail following his acquittal in a heroin seizure case.

The Poojappura police have registered a man missing complaint. The Government was preparing to go for appeal in the heroin case, an official said.

Children detained

The Labour Department on Monday detained three youth, suspected to be minors, who were working at a fuel outlet at Attakulangara. The youth were produced before the court and later send to the Juvenile Home here. The three hail from Tamil Nadu. They would be subjected to a medical examination to determine age on Tuesday, police said. If the children were found to be minors, the licensee of the fuel outlet would be booked on the charge of violating the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000.