Cop’s video helps find long-lost dad

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This TikTok video assisted R Venkateshwarlu’s household find him.

R Venkateshwarlu, who had actually been missing out on for two years, was seen in the video filmed under a flyover 2,000 km (1,242 miles) away from his home in Telangana.

A friend signaled the household who then contacted police in the northern state of Punjab to assist reunite them.

” My dad fell asleep and the truck driver didn’t know he was there.

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The family were reunited after 2 years.

Alone on an unfamiliar roadway, Mr Venkateshwarlu wanted to hitchhike house, and ultimately discovered another truck ready to provide him a trip. Lots of hours later on, he understood the automobile was taking a trip in the opposite direction.

That motorist dropped him off in Ludhiana, a big commercial city far away in the northern state of Punjab. Mr Venkateshwarlu ended up surviving on food contributions from locals. His communication issues were intensified by the truth he doesn’t comprehend Punjabi.

His household, meanwhile, looked for him with the aid of local cops in Telangana – however drew a blank.

How was he found?

It was a lucky twist of fate.

Since India went into lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, Punjab police constable Ajaib Singh had actually been going around Ludhiana to contribute food and necessary products to migrant workers and the poor.

His TikTok channel, which has more than 800,000 followers, functions videos of charitable acts throughout the lockdown.

In among his videos published in March, Mr Singh is seen dispersing food to people living under a flyover in Ludhiana.

In Telangana, a good friend of Mr Peddiraju who viewed the video thought he identified Mr Venkateshwarlu in it and informed his family.

They connected with the Ludhiana cops who then located Mr Venkateshwarlu and got him on the phone to his child.

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R Venkateshwarlu (2nd from right), seen here with police in Ludhiana.

Authorities suggested he go and see his daddy once the lockdown was over.

Within a week, he was in Ludhiana with his daddy.

” This is the very first time that our daddy stayed away from us for this long.

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