26 teenagers of Southern Central Nepal rescued from India
JANAKAPUR: Twenty six boys hailing from Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha and Sarlahi districts, Southern central Nepal have been rescued from Sitamadhi of Bihar, India. They had left home for the employment.
The boys ranging from 12 to 17 years were rescued from a children’s home of Sitamadhi, Bihar, with the joint efforts of various organizations including Central Child Welfare Board of Lalitpur, District Child Welfare Board of Dhanusha, the State 2 government, and the Chhorachhori Nepal.
The children were initially taken under control by the Indian security officials from various buses on March 27 and later sent to the children’s home. Programme Officer Sanjiv Mahato at the Central Child Welfare Board informed that among those, 12 were from Mahottari, nine from Dhanusha, three from Siraha and two from Sarlahi. The teenagers were heading to Chennai of India because they had heard they could get jobs there. All of the boys rescued are illiterate.
A rescued Prabin Paswan said those having citizenship certificate were allowed to go to Chennai, while the minors were taken under control.
Chief District Officer in Dhanusha, Pradip Raj Kandel, handed over the children to their respective guardians and urged them to take proper care. The children might have been lured of jobs but could be being trafficked, he made aware.
Published Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2019 | 08:11 PM