Fact checked: This picture of a lost girl with a railway police official is OLD

A picture of a girl with a police official at a railway station is being shared on social media. In the picture, the girl can be seen crying and caption claims that she was found at Bareilly Station.

“ये बिटिया मुंबई से आने वाली ट्रेन में बरेली में मिली है सोनल पटेल नाम है आगे भेजे ताकि अपने माँ बाप से मिल सके”

The above post shared on March 22, 2019, had more than 2 lakh shares.  Another post uploaded in April had 77,000 shares.

FACT CHECK 

When NewsMobile fact-checked the picture, we found out that it’s an old photograph.

On putting the Image through Reverse Image Search, we found that the girl in this picture is Avani Jain.

In 2016, she got lost at the Nagpur railway platform. Soon, her picture went viral on Facebook and was shared extensively on WhatsApp.

According to a report by The Indian Express, the authorities were able to trace Avani’s mother and relatives within 20 minutes of the picture going viral. ‘

The above information proves that the photo is old.

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