Social Media Impact: Family Reconnected With Child Who Went Missing For 2 Years

Shubham Mandavkar was found at Akola with the help of social media as he had gone missing from Kurla on March 22, 2016.


Amidst all the cyber crimes and security theft, social media does come with certain boons. Shubham Mandavkar from Kurla's Nehru Nagar went missing two and a half years ago when he was just 3 years old. He was last seen near Kurla station on March 22, 2016. A missing case was registered in Nehru Nagar Police station. 

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After his parents' continuous persuasion, the information of the child was shared on Maharashtra Police WhatsApp group which was then further forwarded to Railway Police Force (RPF). The RPF located a child looking similar to Shubham in Akola and the parents were called to identify him. After the parents assured that it was Shubham, a process was facilitated between Akola District Child Welfare Office and Mumbai Police. 

Shubham's father Vicky Mandavkar expressed his gratitude towards Mumbai Police and the case serves as a great example to show us the impact of social media. 

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