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.

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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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