Rescued from the clutches of begging!

CINI a collaborative organization of South 24 Parganas District Child Line, received a call from a concerned adult about a child beggar, aged 12, at the Nischintapur bus stand. The team rescued the boy with help of the police. He tried to flee when the team rescued him. He was brought to the child-friendly corner at the Kulpi police station, and given food and clothing before the team started interacting with him.

During the interaction, he was extremely non-cooperative. After spending some time with the child, and giving him dolls and drawing materials to gain his friendship, he started speaking. He belonged to the Choto Ghoradal village of Mathurapur in the South 24 Paragana district. His father was absconding, and his mother worked as a maidservant. He had been encouraged by his mother and aunt to beg at the bus stop. He begged at the Kulpi Block area and earned Rs.150 a day. He gave Rs. 100 to the family, and Rs.50 was for his own expenses. He did go to a school as a child but later dropped out. Now, he is no more interested in school.

After getting the information, the team registered a G.D. and placed him at a Home for temporary shelter. They also came to know that one elder and two younger daughters of the same family were also involved in begging. The police was informed, and the girls were rescued and provided shelter at a home.