Child abducted outside school
A local child has allegedly been abducted by her biological father.
(Pura and "Ray" - Images via Twitter)

South African social media has swung into action mode after the alleged abduction of a young girl in Gauteng early on Wednesday morning. Pictures (as seen above) of the girl and her alleged abductor have been shared on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook in the hopes of locating the pair.

According to Evan Andreou, the girl’s mother was approached by four men outside her daughter's school. The men reportedly tried to detain the mother, pretending that they had come to arrest her. Another man, “Ray”, allegedly the Pura’s bio-dad, then forced Pura Pahlo, the daughter,  into his car, most likely a beige-coloured early model Mercedes Benz.

UPDATE: Thursday 06 December: According to Pura's foster dad, she has been found. Evan said on Twitter: "#Pura She is safe. We found her !!!!!!!"

Should you see either Pura Pahlo or “Ray”, do contact the police.

Read more about child abduction and how to avoid it.

*Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the order of events incorrectly.

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