Sharjah Police seek help in finding missing Indian boy

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Sharjah - Police reached out to residents on Tuesday.

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Published: Tue 16 Jul 2019, 1:59 PM

Last updated: Thu 29 Dec 2022, 2:04 PM

Police in UAE reached out to residents on Tuesday to help in finding a missing child.

In a brief statement issued by the Sharjah Police on social media, the force urged the public to contact the police if they have any information about the missing 15-year-old Indian child, Mohammad Parvez, who has been absent from his family's home since July 7, 2019.

Those with information, please contact these numbers: 80040, 5943210/06

The boy's case made headlines recently, with the police intensifying the hunt for the boy. Perwez, a student of Delta English School in Sharjah, allegedly ran away from his home in the Al Muwaileh school area after his mother scolded him for watching YouTube videos on his mobile phone late into the night. Perwez's father Mohammad Aftab Alam, who runs a small business with his brother in Sharjah, told Khaleej Times that they have been desperately searching for their missing son for the past 10 days.

A missing person's complaint has been registered at Industrial Area Police Station and the Consulate General of India alerted as well.

"After prayers and dinner on the night of July 3, we went to sleep. Perwez's mother woke up to use the bathroom and found out that he had been watching videos in his room. She yelled at him, and an argument ensued. After this, we went back to sleep again," said a distraught Alam. The family suspects that he may have left the house between 1am and 4am. "We woke up at 4am and looked for him everywhere, but could not find him," added Alam. Perwez's father said that he may be wearing a blue T-shirt and brown trousers, or a white kandoora which he usually puts on during prayers to the mosque.

"Perwez's Emirates ID and passport are with us. The boy uses his mother's mobile phone; he does not have one of his own. We have been going from door to door showing his picture to people so that someone can identify them," his father said.

The police patrols have been provided with the boy's photo to carry out the search in various residences and commercial areas in the emirate. CCTVs in public places are being monitored and circulars carrying the teenager's personal information and photo have been distributed to all police stations as well as at all exit points and borders. Alam, who hails from Munger in Bihar and has been staying in the UAE since 1998.

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