A girl who disappeared from her maternal uncle’s home here almost four years ago was found by Delhi police who said on Tuesday she left to escape underage marriage and was now pursuing nursing lessons . Officials said she left home in May 2017, when she was around 16, and the case was reported to Shalimar Bagh Police Station in northwest Delhi, where a kidnapping case was recorded and an investigation opened. Police also announced in 2019 a reward of Rs 50,000 for anyone providing information that helped locate her, they said.
Deputy Police Commissioner (Crime) Bhisham Singh said, âOur team (from the criminal branch) contacted and examined the girl’s relatives, friends and acquaintances. After analyzing the detailed recordings of the calls, we discovered that the girl was somewhere in Bihar. Police Chief Ramdas was told on Monday that the girl was traveling to Delhi by bus and would reach Anand Vihar Interstate Bus Station in the morning, he said. Based on this information, a team was sent to ISBT and the girl was found, he said.
He said the girl told police her parents died when she was a child and that she and her brother lived with her maternal uncle in Delhi. âWhen she was in grade 10, her maternal uncle forced her to marry someone of her choice, but she didn’t want to get married because she wanted to continue her education. So she left her maternal uncle’s house in 2017 without saying so. to anyone and reached his maternal grandmother’s house in Samastipur district of Bihar, âhe said.
None of her relatives visited her in the Bihar home, and her maternal grandmother also did not notify anyone of her presence and support her in continuing her studies, according to the DCP. She completed her studies and was admitted to a nursing course in Samastipur, the DCP said.
The girl was not aware that an FIR had been filed in this regard, he said, adding that the Directorate of Crime handed her over to Shalimar Bagh police station, where the cases were. recorded. The police then appeared here before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and further action will be taken on the matter at the direction of the CWC.
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