Assam: Railway Protection Force rescue five minors from Guwahati station



The Railway Protection Force (RPF) rescued five minors from Guwahati railway station in Assam, in two separate incidents, an official said on Saturday.

A woman RPF constable, during duty at Guwahati Railway station on Friday morning, noticed a lone minor girl entering the station through the main entrance gate in a distressed condition, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesman Subhanan Chanda said.

On being asked, she said that she fled away from her home at Pasighat in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh for an onward journey to Delhi in search of employment without the knowledge of her parents or relatives.

One Aadhaar card, one school identity card, some used clothes, one smartphone, two bank passbooks and Rs 1,430 in cash were found on checking her bag.

In another incident on the same day, an RPF team, while conducting checking against human trafficking at Guwahati railway station, noticed four minor boys roaming on Platform no-7 of the station in a distressed condition.

On being asked, the boys stated that they had run away from home to Guwahati by train without their parents' knowledge in search for work.

Three of the minors are from Begusarai and another from the Samastipur district of Bihar.

All the five rescued minors were handed over to Railway Childline Guwahati after observing all formalities.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)