Police acts on complaint call, returns Class V boy’s missing football
Pazhayannur: Police came to the aid of a Class V boy who lost his beloved football. Athul, a student of Christ New Life School in Cheerakkuzhi, had called the police complaining about his missing football.
The football was taken by the older children who came to play on a ground near Athul’s house. As repeated and tearful requests to his parents Sudheesh and Priya did not yield any reaction, Athul decided to seek the help of police. He googled the phone number of Pazhayannur police station and rang them up from his mother’s mobile phone.
Later, Athul’s mother called the station and told the police officers that her son had called them up without their knowledge after his football went missing.
The football was lost from the compound of the house on February 1 when nobody was home. Athul called the police last Wednesday. Even after giving his complaint, Athul used to call the station now and then to enquire about the developments.
During one such telephone inquiry, SI Jayapradeep offered Athul a new football. However, Athul insisted that he only wanted his football, and the police promised to find it.
Investigations revealed that older students from a nearby school had taken the football. The police made the students return the football to the station. Considering that they were students, the police did not register a case and settled the issue in the presence of their teachers.
Later, Athul and his mother were called to the police station and the football was handed over to them in the presence of ASI Pradeep Kumar and officers Bismitha and Aneesh.
Speaking about the incident, Pazhayannur Station House Officer (SHO) M Mahendrasimhan said that they wanted to find a solution to all the complaints that reached the police station.