Delhi Is The Worst Place For Your Child!
June 16, 2017
According to police figures, over 1,500 children went missing in Delhi in the first five months of this year.
CHILDREN GOING MISSING IN DELHI
Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajan Bhagat said that the missing children mostly are in the age group of 6 and 15 and belong to economically weaker familes of downmarket areas of Delhi. As per the data, around 12 to 15 children are reported to be missing every day in Delhi. The capital has a bad record on account of missing children. As per government figures tabled in parliament during the budget session, nearly 27,000 children have gone missing in Delhi in the last five years and only 9,700 could be traced.
The latest data follows the disturbing trend of over a dozen children going missing in the capital each day and despite CCTV cameras and hi-tech aids, Delhi Police are finding it difficult to locate them. The success rate of Delhi Police is unimpressive, with a majority of the located children being those who return home on their own, according to crime record data. Across the country, 30 per cent of the children remained untraceable, but in Delhi the number is the highest – 63 per cent.
Police have launched a scheme, ‘Pehchaan: Safeguarding the Childhood’, as part of its anti-human trafficking drive. Under the ‘Pehchaan’ initiative, children belonging to poor families residing in clusters and resettlement colonies are being registered and photographed from time to time with the district police so that they can be traced if they happen to go missing in future. Police also take help of NGOs as children who have been abducted and employed as domestic helps, get in touch with voluntary groups.