Missing boy reunited with family in Oman

Energy Wednesday 15/March/2017 22:31 PM
By: Times News Service
Missing boy reunited with family in Oman

Muscat: A 12-year-old boy missing for several days has been found safe and well, according to his family.
The boy’s photograph and contact details had been circulating on social media sites all over Oman as family and friends spread the word in an attempt to find him.
In an audio recording accompanied by the child’s picture and details, a voice note stated the boy had gone missing last Thursday and it had been five days since his disappearance.
“At 8pm, the child went down to take out the trash and completely disappeared. Of course they looked for him, left and right and couldn’t find him at all. They reported it to the Bausher police station, who took their information and details,” the voice note said.
A video was then released showing the boy being reunited with his family.
The Royal Oman Police (ROP) confirmed the boy was safe, but declined to comment further.
A friend of the family said the family did not want to comment further.
Four years ago, a grade 10 student from the Indian School Darsait, had gone missing from the Wadi Kabir Lulu Hypermarket parking lot, and was found 24 hours later with his limbs tied with ropes.
Police, family friends, and social workers had launched a search for the student, when he went missing from his family car.
He had been sitting alone and preparing for his board examinations, while his parents and younger brother were shopping at the hypermarket.
When his parents returned to the car at around 11 p.m., they found him missing. A torn piece of his shirt and scattered study materials indicated he had been forcibly removed from the car.
Lulu employees found the boy lying near the tower on the mountain behind the hypermarket. “Empty cartons and stones were placed around the area where he was lying, with his hands and legs tied with ropes,” family friends claimed.