Alappuzha: Kajal, the 15-year-old Delhi girl, who was rescued by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) here from the Alappuzha-Dhanbad Express on October 18, was sent to the Kozhikode children’s home on Friday even as the CWC’s efforts to track the family members in Old Delhi remained futile.
The girl had a head injury. Since being an inmate in Mahilamandiram run by the social welfare board here, she has been struggling to cope with the new atmosphere as she knows no language except Hindi. Her plight was reported by DC earlier on October 18.
CWC member Adv MK Abdhul Samad said that the committee was still making efforts to contact the kin of the girl. The committee had alerted the Delhi CWC soon after she was rescued on the basis of the address given by the girl.
But, the Delhi CWC is still unable to get in touch with the relatives of the girl. The picture of the girl has been put on the childline website. Her condition is alright and even the injury on the head and legs have healed. She was treated at the women and children’s hospital here for about two weeks, he said.
The exact reason for the injuries has not been ascertained as yet. As per the account of the girl, she fled home fearing that her brother, Lala Muhammad, an auto driver in Old Delhi, would harm her. According to her account, her head was smashed by her brother with a hockey stick after accusing her of putting too much salt in the curry.
She took the adventurous journey alone from Delhi to Alappuzha by train and was picked up by the railway police on October 17 night. Now, she desperately wants to see her mother. She says her house is located in Kajeri Khaz, Street Number, V, Sriram Colony, Old Delhi....