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Man who left 2 girls at Kalyan station could be their father: Cops

Toddlers were found sleeping towards the Karjat-end of platform no 6 and 7 at 1.30am on Monday

mumbai Updated: Feb 28, 2018 01:24 IST
Priyanka Dhomse
Priyanka Dhomse
Hindustan Times
The girls, aged two and three, will be sent to a child care centre in Mumbai. (HT PHOTO)

Based on the CCTV footage they scrutinised, officers from Kalyan GRP said they suspect the man who abandoned the two minor girls at Kalyan station could be their father. The children were found sleeping by the GRP personnel around 1.30am, towards the Karjat-end of platform no 6 and 7, on Monday.

“In the footage we can see how the man was behaving with the girls. We suspect him to be their father. He sat with the girls for nearly three hours before they fell asleep, after which he abandoned them,” said senior inspector Dinkar Pingle from Kalyan GRP.

However, the GRP could not figure out what the man did next because he walked towards the end of the platform which did not have CCTV cameras. “We think he boarded a long distance train,” said Pingle.

Another GRP officer said the girls are too young to give details of their parents or home.

A day after the girls were kept at a children’s shelter in Dombivli, on Tuesday the GRP officials took the toddlers to the Child Welfare Commission (CWC) team, at Ulhasnagar. The CWC has decided to send the minors at Asha Sadan, a Child Care shelter of CWC at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.

Pingle said, “The photos of the girls have been sent to all the police stations. A case has been registered under section of 317 (abandonment of child under twelve years, by parent or person having care of it). Until the probe concludes, the girls will be looked after by the CWC.”

First Published: Feb 27, 2018 14:29 IST