BAKSA: A 15-year-old-boy from Palasbari Angarakata village under Kumarikata Outpost in Baksa district, who had gone missing from his home four months ago, has been reunited with his family with the help of the Childline Rani unit under Assam Centre for Rural Development (ACRD), an NGO working on child rights, human trafficking, disability, etc in Baksa and Kamrup district of Assam.
The boy was found by the Railway Childline Howrah and produced before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) who subsequently placed him in a Child Care Institution (CCI) for safe custody till his actual address was traced. Despite repeated attempts by the CCI, the boy's family could not be traced. However, the Childline unit of Rani traced the boy's family with the help of Baksa police. The boy will soon be handed over to his family.
"We are happy to have found the boy's family. It would not have been possible without the cooperation and prompt action of Baksa Police in responding to our information. There is a need for a Childline 1098 services in Baksa district, as the number of missing and trafficked children are on the rise. The pandemic has added to the problem," said Prerna Changkakati, Executive Director, Assam Centre for Rural Development, stated a press release.