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Sat Jan 16, 2021, 06:38 PM

54. Lost and never found: Hundreds of children, more girls than boys, go missing every year not to be fo

 

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Lost and never found: Hundreds of children, more girls than boys, go missing every year not to be found
Kathmandu Post

Kathmandu, Jan. 15 -- Last week, the border city of Birgunj was rocked after two children went missing. The two sixth graders did not return home after their tutorial classes on Saturday morning. "At first we thought that he must have stayed out playing cricket as it was Saturday," father of one of the children told the Post, requesting anonymity.

Family members, neighbours and the local police looked everywhere for them but there was no sign of the children anywhere. Apparently, both children had crossed the border and reached the Indian city of Patna-more than 200km away. "They crossed the border, took a bus and reached Patna after midnight. They slept in the bus," said the father. "After roaming around near the bus park on Sunday morning, they got scared and approached a nearby police station seeking help. The police then called his mum."

Family members, along with Nepal Police personnel, rushed to bring back the children. Both of them made it home on Monday. "We had given up our hope that we would get our kids back," said the father. "People were telling us that our kids might have been kidnapped. Anything could happen to them. We are middle-class families and worried how we could have even managed if there had been demands for ransom."

Not every family is as fortunate as these two from Birgunj.

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