Forget missing posters, Social networking tools have now become a viable way to locate missing persons. Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram help people reach a mass audience. Families of the missing persons often dedicate a page or make groups for the very purpose to get any leads on the case. Thanks to the features of sharing, retweeting and reblogging due to which it has become easier to spread the word over large geographical areas.
Nowadays, not just the families but the law enforcement agencies also employ the social networking tools to get to the missing persons. The same strategy has been adopted by the Ras Al Khaimah Police, UAE to locate an 8-year-old Pakistani girl.
The girl identified as Khadija Muhammad Bilal has been missing for 48 hours. The RAK police took this to the social media to speed up the process of finding her. The police released the photo of the missing girl on twitter on 11th October and asked people to come up with any news regarding this girl.
The police officials expected to find the girl soon through the help of social media.
Investigations are on to find the missing girl who was wearing a traditional colorful dressing when she disappeared. Whoever finds her is kindly requested to contact mobile number (050-7669229)
The post has been shared more than a hundred times and people have commented on the post praying for the safety of the little girl. This is not the first time that social media has aided the search of missing persons.
Recently, a Scottish teacher Kirsty McLaughlin was located in Dubai with the help of social media. Within 24 hours, the news became viral and more than 60,000 people shared the news. Social media Pundits have already described the importance of this forum and declared it a source of immense power. We are hoping that the “mighty social media” comes to the rescue of this little girl too and re unite her with her family.
Via Khaleej Times