A 16-year-old girl, who had wandered from her house in Assam, was reunited with her family after being identified by DARPAN, a unique facial recognition tool developed by Telangana police.
Missing since Aug. 2017
The girl from Lakhimpur in Assam was missing since August 2017 and was traced at a child home in Sonitpur in Assam recently. She had gone to Delhi in search of work and in September, she went back to Assam but not to her native place.
“She was scared to go to her home and so, started working near Sonitpur, where Railway police rescued her and handed over to CWC, who admitted her to a child home in Tezpur,” said IG, (Law and Order) Swati Lakra.
The emotional reunion could be possible only due to facial recognition tool, which has the unique feature of matching multiple images from the various database across the country, she said.
The application links the child in a shelter home with the missing report across the country resulting in detection of the missing children.
“We are also in the process of getting the database of all missing children across the country with an aim to trace them,” Ms. Lakra said.
The database of all the persons missing and those lodged at various child and rescue homes available at various websites have been downloaded and stored in the database of DARPAN to help identify and reunite them with their families, she said.