Four-year-old boy still missing since May 13 in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jun 1 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police has so far failed to make any break-through to trace four-year-old Mehran missing since May 13 afternoon from the old city.

A number of leaders of separatist and mainstream parties had protested against the failure of the police to trace Mehran.

Official sources said a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by a senior officer, was constituted to trace Mehran following orders from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on a petition filed by the parents alleging that police was not taking interest to recover him (Mehran).

They said a police team has been deployed on this side of the Jawahar tunnel on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway to carry out proper searches of vehicles leaving the valley.

Though there was no evidence that Mehran has been kidnapped and would be taken outside the valley, the police have taken all precautionary measures to foil such attempts, sources said.

They said despite announcing a reward of Rs 5,000 for providing any information about the missing child, the police remained clueless so far.

Police searched almost all vacant migrant houses, bushes and drains in the area to trace Mehran who went missing when he was playing outside this residence after his return from school.

Police had printed and distributed posters with Mehran's photo in the valley appealing to people to inform police in case of any information about him.

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