Two boys aged 11 and 13 who left their school hostel in Kothagiri without informing the authorities, landed at the Namakkal bus stand close to midnight on Tuesday, and were returned to their parents on Wednesday.
The boys told the police that their fathers brought them here for a tour and abandoned them after they got drunk.
The police admitted them at the Anbu Illam at Vepanatham near here. The police then contacted the management of the school where the boys were studying. School officials and their mothers rushed to the police station on Wednesday evening.
On seeing their parents and the school authorities, the boys admitted that they escaped from the hostel but landed at the police station.
They, later returned with their parents.