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Runaway kids to Chandigarh double in 2018: RPF


CHANDIGARH: City gorgeous, it sort of feels, is a big magnet for kids running clear of house. The number of kids rescued from town railway station doubled in 2018 as when compared with 2017. Interestingly, extra boys than girls landed at Chandigarh railway station, in a bid to run clear of house.

According to the records of the railway protection power (RPF) in 2018, 54 kids had been rescued from the station, out of which 42 had been boys and 12 had been girls. In 2017, it was once 28, out of which 16 had been boys and 12 had been girls.


RPF, which collectively rescue kids with the Childline India Foundation, stated that the majority of the instances which they arrive throughout face stepmotherly treatment at homes as well as educational force by their folks. Some run away the abuse of alcoholic father.


The case which remains to be contemporary within the minds of RPF body of workers was once that of three teenagers who sought after to make it to Bollywood. In 2018, the three, aged 14, 15 and 16, landed in Chandigarh from Ropar. Unfortunately for them, they had been heard discussing their plan to go to Mumbai by the body of workers of the RPF. They had been stuck and returned to their folks.


RPF SHO, Rajesh Rana, stated that particular directions were given to the body of workers to stay a detailed watch at the kids at station.


Col Ravi Bedi, director of Childline India Foundation, stated that they have got arrange their department at railway station final yr and 12 counsellors paintings round the clock. According to him, previous girls hardly ever ran clear of house, however now it's increasing with the increase in publicity and training. He stated that typically the youngsters, after counselling, agree to return to their folks. But there were instances when they denied to do so. He stated that during that case they've to coordinate with the child welfare committee so that they are able to be accommodated within the kid care centre.


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