Telangana: Face recognition tool helps boy reunite with family
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Telangana: Face recognition tool helps boy reunite with family

A 14-year-old boy was reunited with his family after 8 months with the aid a Face recognition tool, police was quoted saying by PTI.

Reportedly, the boy had left his house in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh in June, 2018. On December 25 last year, he was traced at Government Ashram, Bangalore, according to a police release. Telangana’s Darpan Face Recognition Tool helped reunite the boy with family.

It is not the first time when Darpan has been successful in re-uniting family with their lost ones. Earlier in December 2018, A 16-year-old girl identified as Anjali Tigga, who left home on July 1 last year, finally met her mother after 17 long months with the help of Darpan tool.

Railway police spotted her wandering on the streets and handed her to the Child Welfare Committee, who admitted Anjali to a shelter home at Tezpur. Her parents had filed a missing complaint with the police in August last year

About ‘Darpan’ face detection tool

Darpan, launched by the Telangana police in August this year, has a unique feature of matching photographs of children who are missing, with those of children who are lodged at various child rescue homes across the country, resulting in the detection of missing children. The application links the child in a shelter home with the missing report across the country resulting in detection of the missing children.

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