The Bandra police took charge of the girl and have contacted her family who are reaching Mumbai to take her back home.
Teenage girl flees home in Madhya Pradesh, scales wall to meet Salman
Mumbai - 05 Apr 2018 9:44 IST
A teenaged girl from a village in Madhya Pradesh attempted to scale the walls of Galaxy Apartments in Bandra West, Mumbai to meet her idol Salman Khan, but was prevented by security personnel, a police officer said on Wednesday (4 April).
The incident happened on Tuesday (3 April) when the girl landed at Bandra Terminus from an outstation train and proceeded straight to the Khans' joint family sea-front residence.
When she attempted to directly enter through the main gate, she was prevented by the security personnel, who said the actor was not at home, and she went away.
Not losing heart, she then quietly tried to scale the wall of the building to reach the first floor apartment complex of the Khans, but was espied by the security guards who informed the Bandra police station.
A team of police officers rushed there and took charge of the girl and later questioned her at the police station.
Senior police inspector Pandit Thakre later said that from her Aadhaar Card, they learnt she was from Berasia, near Bhopal, and had fled her home on Sunday (1 April), hoping to meet Salman, her favourite star.
The police immediately informed her family who are reaching Mumbai to take her back home.
Till then, the girl was kept under the care of the Dongri Juvenile Home.
Mumbai police official spokesperson Deepak Deoraj said that after the incident, there has been no complaints in the matter from the the actor's family, nor have police increased security around their residence.
Nearly 25 years ago, another teenaged girl had run away from her home in Jalandhar to become a heroine opposite Salman, then a rage among youth after a string of hits starting with Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Baaghi (1990) and Saajan (1991).
However, an alert mediaperson handed her over to the Western Railway authorities who collaborated with a women's organisation to arrange for her safe return home.