Thiruvananthapuram: A 16-year-old boy had managed to run away from his home in Kozhikode to meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at his office here. Interestingly, the boy named Devanandan, a native of Kozhikode got the opportunity to meet the CM.
The boy headed to meet the CM after a private finance company started to trouble his family for failing to repay a loan.
Devanandan took his adventurous trip by train and reached the capital on Saturday night. It is reported that he boarded Eranad Express from Vadakara railway station without informing his family. Around 9 pm, he took an autorickshaw from Thampanoor to Devaswom board junction where Cliff House is situated. After reaching there, he approached a few policemen on duty there and requested them to take him to CM’s house. As sensing something suspicious, the cops took the boy to the Museum Police Station and bought food for him. Later, they contacted the boy’s father Tharakandi Rajeevan and informed him that he is safe. Rajeevan reached the police station the next day morning.
Police contacted the CM’s office after the boy revealed the reason that pressurised him to leave home. The Chief Minister who came to know about the incident summoned Devanandan and his father to his chamber.
During the conversation with the CM, the boy explained about facing threats from the private finance firm. After listening to him with patience, the CM advised him not to travel alone without informing his parents.
The CM has also directed the officials to examine whether the government can take any action over the boy’s complaint.
Meanwhile, Devanandan is on cloud nine after CM was ready to pay attention to his complaint.
Devanandan is a Plus One Humanities student at Avala Higher Secondary School.