QR code locket helps special child reunite with family

MUMBAI: A 12-year-old specially-abled boy who had gone missing from his Worli home was found six hours later, thanks to technology.
The child, who is mentally challenged, was wearing a locket with a pendant that had a QR code listing his contact details. He went missing from his Worli home on Thursday evening and was tracked down in Colaba later that evening. The QR code, when scanned, threw up contact details which helped to reunite him with his family.
The boy was out playing with other children in the neighbourhood when he slipped away.
Police got a call about the special child wandering alone near Regal Cinema junction at Colaba.
“An officer spotted the locket around the boy’s neck and saw the QR code… It was scanned and we got a couple of phone numbers from it,” police officials said. The family members were then contacted. And after verifying details, the boy was handed over to his father.
The boy, who studies at Jay Vakeel School for Special Children at Sewri, was given the pendant along with a few other students as part of ‘projectchetna.in’.

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