Disabled man reunited with family after 2 years through TikTok

WION Web Team
Hyderabad Published: May 24, 2020, 08:52 PM(IST)

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The man's son Peddiraju reached Ludhiana on Sunday and was returning with his father to their native place, police said.

A 60-year-old hearing and speech impaired man reunited with his family through the popular video-sharing app TikTok.

The man went missing from Telangana two years ago, and was found in Punjab through a TikTok video.

Police traced R Venkateshwarlu's location to Ludhiana after the man's daughter and son saw him taking food in a video posted on TikTok.

He had gone missing from Bhadradri-Kothagudem district in April 2018.

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The man's son Peddiraju reached Ludhiana on Sunday and was returning with his father to their native place, police said.

Police traced the missing man and arranged a video call with his family, through which his son identified him. His son then set out for Ludhiana to bring back his father. A special pass was arranged for his son, amid the lockdown.

The family expressed happiness and thanked everyone who helped them in reuniting the man with his family.

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