Two minor girls who were trafficked to Mumbai from Balaghat with the lure of well-paying jobs will soon reunite with their respective families.
Both the girls, aged 15 and 16, were found roaming at Dadar railway station by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) on separate occasions and handed over to Mumbai-based social organisation My Home India.
Mansi Bamhane of My Home India said 15-year-old girl Saki (name changed) was brought to Mumbai for domestic work by one of her relatives with an assurance that money would reach her parents on time.
The girl was handed over to a family, where the husband and wife would go out for work leaving their infant under her care and supervision.
The woman used to abuse Saki after returning from office regularly. Three months into the job, the girl finally mustered courage to run away from there and reach Dadar railway station.
However, she didn’t know which train to take to Balaghat.
In a similar case, 16-year-old Soni (name changed) left home to find a job in Mumbai. However, later she decided to return home but did not know which train to take.
Rahul Gupta, coordinator of the My Home India, told the press that “the parents of the girls were contacted with help of local authorities but they do not have resources to come to Mumbai to take their girls home.”
Their family members work as farm labourers so we decided to take the girls to their hometown to reunite them with their parents, he said.
The girls would be handed over to the Bal Griha in Balaghat, from where their families can take them home, Gupta said.