Five days after a six-year-old fell into an overflowing open drain in Visakhapatnam and got swept away, the search for her has now gone online.
Sai Lavanya Aditi has been missing since September 24, and the family has now opened a Facebook page titled 'Finding Aditi Missing From Visakhapatnam Since September 24,' asking people to share any credible information to aid rescue operations.
The family has also announced a reward for any leads that could help trace Aditi. Meanwhile, the police examined CCTV footage around the area.
The girl, identified as Athiti, was a student of a private school, and stepped into the drain at around 6 pm, when she was getting into a car after her tuition near Dr. V.S. Krishna Government College in HB Colony.
The open drain, which connects to a major drain some distance away, was inundated following heavy downpour in the evening and so the girl may not have noticed it.
Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) commissioner Pravin Kumar told the media that they could not trace the girl on Monday as well despite conducting a massive search operation in the sea as well as the drainage canal.