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Missing 11-year-old boy found, doesn’t want to return home

An 11-year-old boy, who was missing for past three days, has been found at Bal Niketan, Sector 2, here on Monday.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 29, 2014 13:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

An 11-year-old boy, who was missing for past three days, has been found at Bal Niketan, Sector 2, here on Monday.

The boy went missing as he was scolded by his schoolteacher and uncle.

Bal Niketan is a shelter home for children.

The boy was identified by the orphanage authorities as his picture appeared in newspaper. On Monday, they informed the police and thus he was traced.Kuldeep’s father died two years ago. Since then, he had been staying with his uncle, who works at Haryana secretariat.

After tracing the boy, the police got his medical examination done. Kuldeep was found to be normal.

According to the child welfare department said the boy had not wanted to go to his uncle’ house as he was being beaten and kept hungry there.

Due his statement, Kuldeep has been kept at Bal Niketan. The child welfare committee will hold a meeting on August 4 which will decide the boy’s fate.

Kuldeep, a student of a private school in Sector 12, was suspended for allegedly writing abusive messages about his teacher. As per station house officer (SHO) of Sector-5 police station, inspector Manish Kumar, his uncle Saurabh Bhoria had also scolded him.

Kuldeep went home and around 7pm left home.

After searching for him, Kuldeep’s family reported to the police following which a case was registered.

Searching for work in Sector-12 market

After leaving home, Kuldeep was searching for work in Sector-12 market.

But no one offered work to the 11-year-old boy. When he was wandering in the locality, a few locals called up general secretary of resident welfare association (RWA) of Sector 12, Rakesh Aggarwal.

Kuldeep was asked about his whereabouts but he did not tell anything.

“As per the boy, he has nobody in this world. I got him shifted to Bal Niketan. Kuldeep told us that he was from Sonepat. He said his name as Jai,” said Aggarwal.

“The boy refused to go home. On August 4, we have kept the meeting of child welfare committee which will decide the fate of the child,” said Virender Singh, child welfare officer, Panchkula.

First Published: Jul 29, 2014 13:09 IST