A 28-year-old woman, Safia Bano, from Mumbra, Thakur pada, along with her one-year-old daughter has gone missing after she got down at Dadar terminus from Bikaner Express in the morning of March 2. The victim's phone is switched off and her relatives have approached the railway GRP.
After getting down at the station, Safia Bano informed her parents staying in Mumbra. She told them she would be home in a few hours and that her husband had got down at Surat for some official work.
She had got into a train from Akbarpura on February 28 and was coming to Mumbra to meet her father whose health is deteriorating. She had rushed from UP on hearing about her father's ill-health, along with her daughter, husband and three other relatives. They got down at Vadodara, took the Bikaner Express to Dadar. At Surat, her husband and the other relatives got down while she and her daughter proceeded to Mumbai.
"We tried the whole day to contact her but her phone was switched off. After several attempts to call her failed, the family lodged a complaint with the Dadar railway police and also informed her husband Abdullah Shah, who immediately left Surat for Mumbai on hearing the news," said Sayyed Ali, Safia's uncle.
"The couple hadn't had any fight, and this is not the first time that she is coming alone by train from UP. We are worried about her safety. When her husband got down at Surat he had asked her to get down along with him, and told her he would drop her in Mumbra after a few days. But she was worried about her father and continued the journey. When she reached Dadar, her husband called her and she informed him that she had reached Dadar.
After waiting for more than three hours, her family members rushed to Dadar. They even called out to her through the mike system in Mumbra and Dadar stations.
"We have lodged a complaint at Dadar and Surat railway stations. We did approach the police. They told us that she had gone missing on the railway station, and hence the railway GRP would look into the matter," Ali said.
Mumbai Central railway GRP official said: "We have registered a case and investigation is on."