3 Bihar children kept in shelter home with limbs tied

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Three kids from Bihar, who were brought to Allahabad on the appearance of jobs and saved from the railway station, were kept in an shelter home “with their limbs tied”. The are of 8 and 10 years old, were guaranteed jobs in Allahabad by a man in their town in Bihar’s Begusarai area.

They were protected from Allahabad junction by government-run Railway Childline and taken to an shelter home, where their limbs were tied after they attempted to flee, senior authorities said.

“The kids in their announcement to the judge said Gulab Yadav had guaranteed them employments that could bring them up to Rs. 6,000 a month. On the justice’s headings, they were taken to the Kalyan Seva Samiti shelter home in Phaphamau,” Additional District Magistrate (City), Allahabad.

“They were ordered to be kept there till their relatives took them home. In any case, the children got disturbed and hit some staff individuals on being ceased from fleeing,” Mr Shukla said.

The staff of the shelter home have confessed to tying the kids with bits of cloth, however just for a couple of minutes and as a desperate measure, he said.

“By and by, it is an offense and those responsible are probably going to face punishment. The region post trial supervisor has likewise prescribed the expulsion of the shelter home’s administrator,” Mr Shukla said.

He likewise took exception a NGO which shot a video of the kids, shared it on social media and disclosed by various news channels. “According to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, clicking photos and shooting recordings inside a shelter home is entirely denied.

“Even if the NGO had flouted the rules with a bona fide intention, it should have shared the video with the officials concerned only. The people involved in the exercise, too, may face punishment as per law,” he said.

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