Woman rescues six children

Himalayan News Service

Janakpurdham, June 6:

A woman has rescued six children who were headed to India for work. Punam Devi living at Darbhanga, Bihar, rescued the children from the Nepal-India border. She took the children into her own responsibility from the in-charge of Phatuha police station Siyaram Sharma.

“When I reached the police station, I found the children were stranded,” she said. Then after learning their address, she decided to reach them to their homes.The children have been identified as Bahil Raeen, Tahibul Raeen, Ajijul Raeen, Akbar Raeen, Umer Raeen and Rakesh Kumar Kapar from Karjanha VDC of Siraha district. They are all below 14 years in age.

Though it is said the broker who took the kids to India is from the same VDC, but he has not been apprehended as he has fled the VDC. This is not the first instance of Nepali children being taken to India for work. Such a trend is rampant along the border, especially in the rural areas due to poverty, said SSP Dr Chuda Bahadur Shrestha. He added that some of the guardians don’t even mind sending the rescued children back to India again.