Hyderabad: The facial recognition application, Darpan, launched by the Telangana Police has made it possible to reunite an Assamese girl with her family, 17 months after she went missing.

A girl named Anjali had left her home in Assam in search of job, but couldn't go back to her family, when she failed to find a suitable job. Her family in Assam had filed a missing complaint, 17 months ago.

She was found by the police and was recognised as Anjali, who was missing from Assam, through the face recognition app of the Telangana Police and informed her parents about the same. The girl at last was reunited with her family members.

Anjali was working in a tea estate in Boginodi, Lakhimpur, Assam. She had left for Delhi on July 1, 2017. But she did not find a suitable job and after working there for few months, she returned to Assam. However, she did not have the courage to return to her parents as she was scared that they might not receive her at all.

She again found some work at Sonitpur in Assam, when she was spotted by the Railway Police. When questioned, they found out that she had no family and was handed over to Child Welfare Committee in Tezpur in Sonitpur as she was a minor.

How Darpan helped find Anjali's parents?

The Telangana Police uploads photos of children who have gone missing from across the country. Even pictures of those who are in the rescue homes and juvenile homes are uploaded onto the Darpan app. When Anjali was handed over to the child welfare committee, her photo was also in the app.

The picture matched the image of Anjali whose photo was given to the Boginodi Police by her parents. Then, Anjali's parents were informed about the same and they rushed to meet their daughter.

How Darpan app works?

Darpan, a facial recognition system (FRS) has a database of all missing persons lodged at children homes. The names with pictures are uploaded in the 'Track the missing children' website.

FRS is a feature of TSCOP mobile app that helps in helping officers working on missing cases and also helps in improving responsiveness.

The tool compares suspect/victim's face with lakhs of digital photographs of people including offenders, wanted and those missing stored in the central database of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), according to a PTI report.

Within seconds the information is released in case the photographs are matching. However, the photographs that do not match with the central database gets automatically discarded to lessen the confusion.