Missing visually handicapped girl found



Dehradun: Police on Wednesday found a blind girl, who had gone missing from the National Institute of Visually Handicapped here, at Jalandhar in Punjab, officials said.

The girl, identified as Kiran, was traced through her mobile connection, which was being monitored since her disappearance, they said.

A police team has been dispatched to bring the girl back to Dehradun.

She will be questioned following her return and necessary action against the officials of the institute will be taken based on information provided by her, they said.

Kiran had disappeared on Sunday, after she was allegedly beaten up by the principal of the institution.

Kiran had left behind a note in her room in which she alleged that she was beaten up and asked to stand in the heat for two hours by the principal, Kamalbir Singh, who had accused her in a theft case.

Singh was not available for comment.

Students of the institute had staged a protest against the incident yesterday.

PTI