A 14-year-old Indian-American girl has been missing since January 17 from Arkansas with police indicating she might have run away due to the fear of leaving America as her father faced the possibility of lay-off from his company.
Tanvi Marupally, who was staying with her parents in Conway, Arkansas, was last seen on CCTV footage when she left for school, Conway police tweeted.
She is the only daughter of Pavan Roy Marupally and Sridevi Edara. Since Tanvi’s disappearance, local police, neighbors, and Tanvi’s family have been searching for her.
Pavan, who works in a tech company, faced the possibility of losing his job due to ongoing lay-offs in the technology sector.
However, a video recently posted by him and his wife informed that he is no longer at risk of losing his job.
Tanvi’s mother lost her job in the US
Please come back, we are missing you every second. Even in India your grandparents and uncle are worried about you. Family, friends, and community are looking for you,” Tanvi’s mother is seen pleading in the video. His father also posted a message for Tanvi in the video: “When I got lost in the Buffalo river trail for 16 hours, you boosted up my courage, took care of your mother, and I reached you with your instructions. You are courageous and know how to figure out things. Your mother is back in the US and she can work with any employer even if I lose my job.”
According to AP Non-Resident Telugu Society (APNRTS), Tanvi’s mother Sridevi lost her job in the recent layoffs in US and came to India in November 2022. She returned to US in January on a dependent visa.
Tanvi’s kin is offering a reward of $5,000 to whoever brings her home.