The Odisha government on Friday said child marathon runner Budhia Singh was not missing and he was likely to return to the sports hostel in Bhubaneswar in the next four days.
“Budhia Singh’s mother had yesterday told a local news channel that they are in Nayagarh. We are expecting him to return to sports hostel in two to four days,” Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Saswat Mishra told reporters following local media reports that the boy was missing.
Mishra said Budhia did not return to sports hostel after summer vacation last month. Besides Budhia, eight sports persons had not returned to hostel. They used to return to hostel within a fortnight of reopening of the SAI hostel at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium. Read more