Hyderabad: Telangana Police's ‘Operation Smile’ team re-united an 11-year-old girl with her family two years after she went missing from a temple while she was nine years old.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Anuradha of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Teams, said that they were studying government-run shelter homes for the past few days. During this time, the team visited a shelter home and found the missing girl Sandhya.

The police said that the girl went missing from Venkateswara temple, Kukatpally, two years ago and was later brought the to shelter home from there.

The police also said that she could identify her residence if taken to the place from where she went missing.

The team later took Sandhya to her residence and found out that her parents had vacated the place few months ago. The house owners later gave the number of the girl's family, following which they were contacted and asked to come down to the shelter home to take her back along with them.