Railway Protection Force rescue two runaway kids in Bengaluru

Two teenaged cousins, who had run away from home after failing in exams and were planning to end their lives were rescued by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) at KSR Railway Station on Wednesday.

Published: 15th June 2018 04:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2018 04:49 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: Two teenaged cousins, who had run away from home after failing in exams and were planning to end their lives were rescued by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) at KSR Railway Station on Wednesday. They have been handed over to their families now.

Government school students — Mahesh Chandra (name changed), a Class 9 student from Tumukuru, and Ashwin Kumar (name changed) a Class 10 student from Mandya — planned to run away from home or commit suicide, said a top RPF official. Around 9.30 am on Wednesday, RPF personnel attached to the Nanhe Farishtey  unit, while on their routine inspection rounds on platforms 2 and 3, found the boys seated on a bench and crying.

“They had run away from home early on Wednesday,” the officer said. The boys allegedly concocted tales to the RPF cops, he said. They were then taken to Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota, an NGO.After counselling, they opened up. Chandra had failed in five of the six subjects while Kumar did not clear Hindi and English. One of them handed over the contact number of their uncle as they feared the wrath of parents. The parents of the boys reached the city by Wednesday afternoon and were counselled before the children were handed over to them.

Toll-Free numbers

In case you find a child in distress, you can call these numbers:  182 (RPF security helpline) and 1098 (helpline for Childline India, the NGO that has partnered with Railways and Ministry of Women and Child Development).

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp