Saved girl helps open probe into child trafficking

Chamber of Secrets
May 7, 2014
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In October of 2016, a story ran in a local newspaper of a girl child who had been rescued by the local police; the child was found assaulted and abandoned at a bus station. She was given immediate medical attention and then handed over to the child welfare committee (CWC). Sensing that the girl should be helped, TFPI requested the CWC to allow us to work on the case.

But at the reunion with the parents, Anju revealed how the trafficker brought her by train to Bangalore; her trafficker offered her sweets and kidnapped her.



After approval, we met with Anju (name changed) and based on the information she gave us, our team was able to trace her family. Her family hailed from Kolar; her parents were labourers, and she had a younger sister and two younger brothers. It was wonderful to reunite the child with her parents. But at the reunion with the parents, Anju revealed how the trafficker brought her by train to Bangalore; her trafficker offered her sweets and kidnapped her. But what was even more shocking was that Anju said that the trafficker also kidnapped another infant (about 6 months old) along the way. While Anju is back with her family, neither the identity of the trafficker nor the whereabouts of the trafficked infant has been found till date. While Anju was lucky, the situation is not the same for thousands of children who go missing across India, never to be found again.

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