She had been sent outside at 3 a.m.as punishment for not drinking her milk. However, police say the father didn't report the child missing until five hours later.
Wesley Mathews, 37, said when his daughter didn't finish drinking her milk on Saturday, he ordered her to stand outside next to a tree at 3 a.m.as punishment, according to an arrest affidavit.
It seems that Sherin's foster father is the only witness for her missing. A CPS spokeswoman, Marissa Gonzales, said the agency has had dealings with the family before, but she declined to release additional information.
Mathews told police that he put Sherin outside and told her to stand next to a large tree.
Police said Mathews went back inside the house thinking Sherin would eventually come back home.
According to the American media, Wesley went back home and did laundry even after he realised that Sherin had disappeared. "Why was the last sighting at 3 o'clock and the parents not call us until after 8 am, that's the question we want answered as well", Perlich was quoted as saying by Dallas Morning News.
"We have no or clues or evidence than that she was forcibly kidnapped", says Sergeant Kevin Perlich. "As far as why she was out there, how long she was out there, that's the questions we have for the parents".
The girl's mother does not face any charges. He said the delay in reporting the matter "is certainly concerning to us".
The Richardson police and Federal Bureau of Investigation sleuths are on an extensive search in Texas for a 3-year-old Indian girl who went missing on October 7 after her foster father allegedly asked her to stand outside the house late in the night as a punishment for not drinking milk. They also are looking at surveillance video from neighbors, officials.
Explaining why Sini, despite having no charges against her, chose to retain an attorney, Starr said that every individual has the right for legal counsel.
Sherin is described as 3-feet tall and 22 pounds with black hair.
Sherin, who has developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, was adopted two years ago from an orphanage in India. Wesley and his wife Sini Mathews are natives of Kerala and had adopted Sherin from an orphanage in India in July a year ago.
Investigators have seized three vehicles, cellphones and laptops from the family in an effort to find out what became of Sherin, Perlich said.
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