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Issue 127 - March 2012 (2nd Edition) - Page 6

Arwa Has Now Been Found - Help find Missing Girl Arwa Message

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Outline
Message circulating via social media posts asks users to help find five year old Arwa who was reported missing in Mumbai India in January 2012.



Brief Analysis
The case described did happen. However, Arwa was found safe and well on the same day she went missing and was returned to her family. The continued circulation of the message is unnecessary and will help nobody.

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Last updated: 9th March 2012
First published: 9th March 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


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Arwa missing girl poster

Your 1 share might get a mom her daughter back...be human!!!

Please Dont Click The Like Button ,,,,Share It ....Thats We Need...




Detailed Analysis
This missing child plea has been circulating via Facebook and other social media outlets since January 2012. The message asks users to share a picture of Arwa, missing since 7th January 2012 from Santacruz (West) a suburb of Mumbai, India.

The case described did happen. However, five year old Arwa was in fact found and returned to her family on the very same day that she went missing. A January 10, 2012 article on the Indian Express website notes:
Arwa Korakiwala (5) — who went missing near St Theresa Convent High School in Santacruz (West) on Saturday morning — was found the same evening near the Kherwadi police station in Bandra (East). However, concerned netizens on social networking websites have still not stopped their zealous quest to find the girl.

When the girl went missing, her family — based in Santacruz (West) — lodged a missing person’s complaint at the Santacruz police station, said her grandfather Haider Korakiwala (75). “Soon, we received a call that she had been found near the Kherwadi police station. We went there and got her back home immediately,” he said.
Thus, the continued circulation of the message is utterly pointless. If you receive this message, please let the poster know that the girl has now been found.

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Missing girl found, but netizens continue search



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