Kollam: A six-year-old girl was reported missing under strange circumstances here around 11am on Thursday. Devananda, fondly called Ponnu, was at home when her mother Dhanya went to wash clothes.
The child started following her mother but was told to remain inside the house. However, when Dhanya returned, Devananda was nowhere to be seen.
According to Dhanya, she had not heard the sound of any vehicle while washing clothes. Moreover, the child did not go outside the house or to the road to play.
Devananda’s father Pradeep works abroad. The family lives at Dhanesh Bhavan, Thadathilmukku, Elavur in Puliyila.
After the news of the child’s disappearance spread, her photo was shared widely on social media by several people, including celebrities like actor Kunchacko Boban. The Fire and Rescue Services also reached the spot and searched the stream nearby. However, there was no positive development. Meanwhile, the police said that some posts in the social media which said that the child had been traced were false.