PETALING JAYA: Two teenage girls who went missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year at a temple on Sunday have been found.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din said the girls were found by an aunt of one of the girls at the KTM station in Batu 3 in Shah Alam at 2.30pm Monday.
He said the aunt then brought them to her house in Sungai Buloh, before finally taking them to the district police headquarters at 7.30pm.
"The girls ran away from home as one was not happy with the way she was being treated by her mother.
"The girls are currently being interviewed by police after which we will send them for medical check-ups," he said.
It was reported earlier that the two girls — Natshatra Navanita, 15, and 16-year-old Divyaa Munian — were missing since 11.40pm Sunday.
Shanthi Thesaja, the mother of one of the girls, took to Facebook to plead for help from the public to help locate the two girls.
She also said a police report was made at 3am Monday.
Shanthi’s daughter, Divyaa, had gone to the temple with Natshatra about 5.30pm.
At about 10.45pm, Shanthi contacted Divyaa who informed her that she was waiting for a Grab car at Natshatra's house and would be arriving within 10 minutes.
Her daughter also told her that her phone was running out of battery.
When Divya did not arrive, Shanthi started looking for her but could not find her daughter. She also could no longer reach Divya on her phone.