Update: Lara was found on October 11 evening.
Sixteen-year-old Lara Ravi Kumar left her house on the night of October 7, after she had an argument with her father over using her mobile phone. Four days on, Lara is still missing and her family is desperately searching for her. The Hyderabad police are relying on CCTV footage to trace her whereabouts but have not been able to find the teenager.
Family members say Lara, a Class 12 student and a resident of Hyathnagar had a verbal argument with her father that night after dinner. The girl then stepped out of her home with her three dogs for a walk but did not return. The family says they noticed her missing barely 10 minutes after she had stepped out for a walk. While the dogs returned home, Lara didn't.
At the time of leaving her house, Lara was wearing a black T-shirt and black track pants; she did not have her phone or her wallet with her, informed Praveen, a cousin of the missing teenager.
The Hyathnagar police under the Rachakonda commissionerate of Hyderabad has taken possession of the teenager's mobile phone and have been pouring over CCTV footage of the locality, hoping to find a clue about her whereabouts.
"We have checked with all our relatives and her friends," says 16-year-old Karthik, a childhood friend of Lara.
Aparna Ravi Kumar, the mother of the missing girl has taken to social media seeking help from the public to trace her daughter. The family has also created a Facebook page titled 'Find Lara' to seek help from the public.
"We are getting calls from people saying they have seen her at someplace, but there is no clarity. Some people even put off a message saying she has been found which created confusion," Karthik added.
Hyayathnagar police station house inspector M Surender told TNM, â€œWe have poured over a 100 CCTV camera footages from all sides of their home but none of the cameras has captured her on video. We are still investigating the case."