But Jan. 17 was the first time Kamaljeet, 40, did not see her daughter through the window. Tanrjeet has since been classified as a missing person by the Police Department. According to police, Tarnjeet was last seen at her house at 115-02 95th Ave. wearing a black winter jacket and blue jeans. She has black hair and black eyes.Kamaljeet, a Sikh, said she believes Tarnjeet ran off with her boyfriend, Sonny Singh, a 17-year-old who dropped out of school and lives just a few blocks away."I don't know what she's thinking," Kamaljeet Kaur said of her daughter's disappearance. "I don't understand what happened. This is not respect for my family."She said her daughter had problems in school, would cut class and began hanging out with a bad crowd which got worse this year.She said she did not know of Sonny but heard from Tarnjeet's friends that he did not go to school. "This guy makes her life a mess," Kamaljeet said. "I know my daughter's life is down the garbage. Too much I miss my daughter. To leave home, this is not good. If she had a problem, why don't she tell me?" But Tanrjeet's sister, Sharun, 14, said she does not think Tarnjeet left her home to be with Sonny but believes she was taken against her will.She said her sister was taking care of their toddler sister at 5:30 a.m. the day she disappeared."I think (Sonny) took her," she said. "Why would she leave her baby sister like this?"The police involvement in the case has frustrated the family. They said the police have not been doing all they can to find Tarnjeet. They also said authorities told them they cannot search for her because she is a runaway and not a missing person.The police "only sent fliers and that's it. That's not really helpful," Sharun said. "They don't want to waste their time" looking for her. The police's public information arm would not approve an interview with the Missing Persons Squad because the investigation is ongoing, according to a spokesman. Sonny's father, Jasawant Singh, is also heartbroken over the case because he has not heard from his son since Jan. 15, when Sonny called to tell him he needed his clothes because he was starting a job in New Jersey. A friend was at the house at the time of the call and delivered the clothes to Sonny. Through an interpreter, Jasawant said he was angry that the police told him they cannot do anything about the case."He should be back in his home," he said, noting that he has been in a depression over what has transpired.Like Tarnjeet's mother, he said his son's relationship with the girl was kept a secret from him."He never disclosed this matter," Jasawant said.The only hope, the two families said, is the pictures of the two posted throughout Richmond Hill and the local Sikh community, which has been letting them know if they had heard anything about the two teens, but for now it has just been rumors.In an unrelated case, a 14-year-old Gypsy girl from Woodhaven and her 3-week-old daughter were reported missing Feb. 1 after being last seen 4 a.m. on Jan. 29 at the girl's home at 85-04 Forest Pkwy, according to police. But Nina Spiro and her baby Madison were staying at the house of Nina's 21-year-old boyfriend, Daniel Eli, according to the New York Daily News. It is unclear where Eli lives. The paper said Spiro had been calling her mother's house once a week since she took off but vowed that she would never come back home. Reach reporter Howard Koplowitz by e-mail at news@times
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