A 32-year-married woman and her two-year-old son boarded the Mumbai-bound Howrah express at Gaya in Bihar on January 12. When the train reached the city, her husband couldn’t find them.
A resident of Khadavali near Kalyan, Ramji Paswan, 32, said: “My wife Rubidevi and our son Rajkumar boarded the general compartment of Howrah express at Gaya on January 12 afternoon.
My brother-in-law Ashok Kumar called me and told me that they had boarded the train.”
The train was reaching Kalyan around 8am on January 14, Rubidevi borrowed a co-passenger’s mobile phone and called up her husband to tell him she was reaching Kalyan.
“I told her that I would pick her up at Dadar station since I was on way to Dadar from Vapi,” Ramji added.
When the train reached Dadar at 9.30am, he searched all compartments but couldn’t trace her. He lodged a missing person’s complaint with Dadar railway police station.
Confirming the incident, a police officer of Dadar Government Railway Police said: “We have registered a missing person’s complaint and manhunt has been launched to trace the mother and child.”
He added that they have sent photos of the woman and her son to all the railway police stations in Maharashtra and railway police control rooms at Chhattisgarh, MP and Bihar to trace the two.