Delhi horror: Girl found chained near Anand Vihar Metro station, rescued by Delhi Commission for Women

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New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2017 11:31:39 AM

In a shocking incident, the Delhi Commission for Women revealed on Thursday night that it found an 8-year-old girl from a poor family chained to a tree when the panel's chairperson visited the parents of two minors, who were rescued from begging near a metro station in Delhi.

Delhi Commission of Women rescuing the girlDelhi Commission for Women rescuing the girl. (Source: ANI)

In a shocking incident, the Delhi Commission for Women revealed on Thursday night that it found an 8-year-old girl from a poor family chained to a tree when the panel’s chairperson visited the parents of two minors, who were rescued from begging near a metro station in Delhi. After the Commission had rescued the two girls, the chairperson Swati Maliwal identified their parents who lived on a pavement near the Anand Vihar Metro Station. As per the commission, there were 11 members in the family, including nine children. The mother of the child was pregnant and the father was found in an inebriated state, the official statement said.

However, the commission was shocked to find the sister of the rescued girl chained to a tree during its visit. The parents claimed that she had got addicted to drugs and that is why they had chained her, the statement said. However, the girl was unable to say anything. Maliwal and a member of the commission counselled the family, and with the help of the police and the parent’s consent took the sisters to a shelter home,

After her interaction with the girls, Maliwal found out that they used to earn Rs 300 a day and slept on pavements with their family. The chairperson has initiated an inquiry into begging by children in the national capital after the rescue made during an inspection yesterday at the station.

The girls were yesterday produced before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) by the DCW with the request that the children be rehabilitated. Maliwal has also made a public appeal seeking suggestions for good shelters homes and hostels for the girls and also urged people to come forward and help them. “While there are rackets operating in Delhi forcing minors to beg, there are also several social and economical factors. Everyone has to come together to help in this issue,” Maliwal said.

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