PETALING JAYA: Two teenage girls have gone missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year together Sunday (April 14).
The two, M. Divyaa, 16, and N. Natshatra, 15, were last seen at the Maxwell Tower Condo, Jalan Gasing Indah, at around 11.40pm.
According to Divyaa's mother T. Shanthi, the two are school friends who had gone to a nearby temple for the Tamil New Year prayers.
“Divyaa then spent some time in Natshatra's home, which is 10 minutes from our house.
“Around 11pm, she texted me that she was taking a Grab home but she never came home,” she said when contacted Monday (April 15).
It is learnt that Natshatra had accompanied Divyaa downstairs to wait for the Grab ride, which was later cancelled.
One of the girls' family members learnt from the condo's security guard that he saw the two girls walking out of the apartment area together.
“It is possible they decided to walk back because they were only 10 minutes away.
“I have no idea what happened on their way here,” she said.
Parents of both the girls have lodged police reports on their disappearances.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din confirmed the case and said a thorough investigation is being conducted.
Meanwhile, a Grab spokesperson said the e-hailing company is aware of the situation.
From its records, the passenger cancelled the ride, so the driver proceeded to pick up another passenger.
“We are in touch with the family and have given them suggestions on possible actions such as checking if there are CCTVs nearby and any footage they can review,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Members of the public with any information should contact their nearest police station.