Dubai: An eight-year-old Indian girl who went missing from her home in Sharjah was found unharmed, five hours after her pictures were shared on social media.
"She was spotted by a passerby in Rolla. He asked her why she is alone and took her details. Then he sought the help of a family to get her back to us," her father said.
A grade three student, Malavika, slipped out of her home in Al Musalla area in Rolla on Saturday evening, soon after her mother went for her evening shift duty, media reports said.
Many had shared the photo of the girl which was carried online by a Malayalam newspaper. The family from Kerala thanked the community members for spreading the message and finding out their daughter.
A complaint was lodged with the Sharjah Police who also swung into action. The CCTV visuals showed the child leaving her building, going to the nearby supermarket, and then to the next street and other areas in the locality.