RANCHI: Children, allegedly sold by a Missionaries of Charity-run home in Ranchi, are being handed over to couples that had adopted them, after the Child Welfare Committee took a unanimous decision in “the best interest of children” according to CWC Chairperson Rupa Kumari.
“Following their requests to have the children back, three out of four children rescued from different places, have been handed over to them. The arrangement is for a short period of two months during which they will have to produce the children before us every week,” said the CWC chairperson. The fourth couple from Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra has not made any formal request to the CWC, hence the child has not been handed over to him, she added.
“As per the provisions of Juvenile Justice Act, we should take decisions in the best interest of the children, and at this point of time there could not be better option that giving the children back to the parents who have been taking care of them,” she said.
Meanwhile, the parents who readily admitted their mistakes, ensured CWC members that they will take care of the children as their own and give the kids all rights to property. The parents, however, have been directed to give prior information to the CWC before taking them out of Ranchi.
Sister Koshleniea and staff Anima Indwar, of 'Nirmal Hriday' run by Missionaries of Charity in Ranchi, were arrested on July 3 for their involvement in the illegal trade of children after taking huge amount of money from the couples keen for adopting children.