A 12-year-old boy who went missing 2 years ago was rescued from a Gurudwara in Delhi.
The boy was found after a man he had spoken to saw his photo in a police notice, the man, later on, alerted the anti-human trafficking unit of the Delhi Crime Branch.
The uncle of the boy registered an FIR in 2017 after the boy went missing.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the minor ran away from school, he was from a village near Shamli in UP.
The uncle also said that the minor was unhappy after being brought to New Delhi for his studies.
CP Rajiv Ranjan said, “The case was transferred to AHTU and teams were sent to Haridwar, Meerut, Mumbai, Roorkee, Kerala, Shamli and Saharanpur. All efforts were made, including declaring a cash reward of Rs. 50,000, but the child was not found.”
Officials said that the minor worked odd jobs, ate in the langars, slept in the Gurudwara, and on the footpaths outside the Gurudwara.
A devotee from the Sisganj Gurudwara in Chandni Chowk met the minor when he was begging for food, the man decided to help the kid and even had a conversation with him.
A couple of days later, the man saw his picture in a notice that was put up at the Delhi Railway Station, he alerted the AHTU.
The police went to the said Gurudwara and rescued him.
When the kid was asked about why he ran away, the kid said that he was often scolded by his uncle and auntie. On the day that he left, he was also scolded by his uncle.
The child was brought to the Child Welfare Committee and he was handed over to his uncle on Wednesday.