Police hand over wrong body to parents; mistake realised after 3 DNA reports, 5 years later
29, Jan 2020, 6:21 PM IST
Bengaluru: The parents of a then 12-year-old boy, Mohammed Imran, who went missing in December 2014, were already distressed but things went from bad to worse when they learnt that the city police messed up their case. The police had presented the body of a young man and insisted that it was the missing boy for whom the search was on, but DNA reports which were provided 5 years later, showed the police had made a mistake.
The parents had told police that the body was not of Imran’s because the height and appearance did not match that of their missing son.
But police insisted and the couple Munavar Basha (45) and Parveen Taj (40) performed the final rites with the body they were presented by police, at the Muslim burial ground in Munireddypalya.
In December 2019, through DNA test results, the couple learnt that the body they buried was not that of their son’s and police filed a missing persons complaint again.
Basha has spent nearly Rs 4 lakh to travel to Mumbai to trace his son and bring him back, but in vain.
The couple still live in hope that one day Imran will surely return.