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Prathmesh Tripathi ran away from home at 17. He was an average student in a school in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. His father wanted him to get into an IIT, and he didn’t think he could. ‘The pressure got too much, and I fled,’ he says.

Life as a runaway: One boy’s account of his two months on the road

By Aishwarya Iyer | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 10:05 AM IST
Over 1 lakh children are reported missing in India every year; the real number is estimated to be twice as high. This is one boy’s story.
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