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Sushma Swaraj Raises Concern Over Indian Girl Missing In Texas:- A “deep concern” has been raised by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over a missing three-year-old Indian girl in Texas. The toddler has been missing since October 7 after her foster father made her stand outside the house as punishment for not drinking milk. The Indian Embassy is actively involved in the search, said Swaraj.
“We are deeply concerned about the missing child. Indian Embassy in US is actively involved and they keep me informed,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted late on Thursday night.
According to reports, Sherin Mathews had gone missing from her home in Richardson, Texas. Her father Wesley Mathews told police he had sent his daughter in her pyjamas at 3 a.m. on October 7 to stand alone beneath a tree outside the home as “punishment for refusing to drink milk”. The girl was not there, when he went to the spot after sometime.
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Along with the police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has joined the investigation. Mathews’ house was also searched by the FBI.
Sherin’s parents also have a four-year-old daughter, who was moved to a foster family by the Child Protection Services, a leading news channel reported quoting an agency spokeswoman.