Incident Reports

Indian child correction home rescued three Nepali trafficked children


Lumbini, Banke, Kohalpur, Ward 4

Three children from Kohalpur had been trafficked to India via truck six months ago when the district was affected by the Corona pandemic. Among the trafficked children were 7-year-old Bishal Wadi, 9-year-old Roshan Wadi, and 5-year-old Pooja Majhi of Kohalpur-4. After seeing children in the truck, some organizations in India informed the local administration. They were then rescued by a local child correction home. The Pravasi Mitra Manch and Manav Kalyan Mitra Manch have rescued four children, including three from Kohalpur, and brought them back.

The organization handed over the three children to their relatives under the supervision of district administration Rupandehi on July 25. Raghunath Pandey, general secretary of Nepali Friends Forum Delhi, said that Krishna Singh Mahara, 15, of Patan Municipality, Baitadi, was kept in a children's home in Rupandehi as his relatives did not come.

Roshan and Bishal are brothers and it has been revealed that they have repeatedly run away from home due to family turbulent environment, poverty and neglect of parents. Pooja was also abused by her stepmother. An unidentified youth had lured them to India with chocolates and promises to show them trains.