On Thursday morning, the Mumbai police control room received information that a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old from Tinsukia, Assam, had left for Mumbai on Wednesday without informing their families. The teenagers had boarded Indigo Flight 6E 115 bound for Mumbai.
According to a leading daily, the Assam Class 9 students who recently failed their unit test exams, fled their homes, and boarded a flight to Mumbai to become businessmen were rescued on Thursday morning in a coordinated operation by both states’ police forces.
After failing their exams, the boys decided to start a business based on artificial intelligence (AI) after seeing the concept in several viral videos on social media, according to Mumbai police officials. The duo decided to travel to Mumbai without informing their families because their families would not have approved of the idea, according to officials.
On Thursday morning, Assam and Mumbai police officers apprehended the two teenagers at the Mumbai airport.
The families of the boys filed a missing persons report at the Doomdooma police station in Assam, and the Assam police contacted their counterparts in Mumbai for assistance. When the flight landed early Thursday, officials from the Sahar police station, airport staff, Customs, and CISF arrived at the T2 terminal.
The two children were taken into safe custody, and their family members, relatives, and Doomdooma police station officials were notified.