Boy who went missing from Asaram ashram found

Ahmedabad: An 8-year-old boy from Uttar Pradesh who had gone missing from Asaram ashram here was found at a children's home in Sola area this morning, police said.

Ganeshchandra Agrahari, resident of Dindoi village in Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, filed a complaint with Sabarmati police station early this morning claiming that his son, Amit, had gone missing from Asaram ashram premises in Motera area yesterday afternoon.

The police lodged a complaint of kidnapping and started the search, Inspector G S Bariya said. Agrahari's wife, Deepmala, and two sons had been staying at the ashram since the last few weeks. Deepmala's brother is a disciple at the ashram.

"Agrahari came here three days ago to meet them and had planned to return yesterday afternoon. When he reached the railway station his wife called and informed that Amit had gone missing," said Bariya.

"When he was not found till late night, Agrahari lodged a complaint early in the morning. A sub-inspector of Railway police contacted us this afternoon saying that a boy with similar features had been found at Sabarmati railway station yesterday and the railway police sent him to children's home in Sola," inspector Bariya said.

That boy was found to be Amit, to a great relief of his parents. "For some unknown reason, Amit went to the railway station without informing his mother after his father left," the police officer said.

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