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Child prodigy still untraced

Sivasagar June 5: A child prodigy, who won the Presidentís award for exceptional achievement, has been missing for six days.

Forheen Ahmed, the eldest daughter of Motin and Ivy Ahmed, residents of West Jamuna Road in this town, had won the Presidentís National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement in 2004, at the age of four for her accomplishment in the field of computers. She will turn 14 next month.

A student of Class VIII of Sophie Mercy Memorial School here, Forheen is known as the youngest Sun Certified Java Programmer of the world. She was almost eight when she received the SCJP certificate.

Forheenís mother said the girl had left home at 10.30am on Saturday after receiving a phone call. When she did not return home by evening, Ivy lodged an FIR at Sivasagar police station. Around 9.30 that night, she received a call on her cell phone. The caller introduced himself as the father of the boy who had taken Forheen with him and requested her to withdraw the FIR.

ďI informed the police, who, on the basis of the call, nabbed the caller, identified as Mohammed Sultan of Gaurisagar in Sivasagar district. He is a businessman. But the police found neither Forheen nor Sameer Ahmed, Sultanís son. They later released Sultan on bail,Ē Ivy said.

Sameer is reported to be absconding from the day Forheen went missing.

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