Boy reunites with mom after 3 years - The New Indian Express

Boy reunites with mom after 3 years

Published: 05th April 2013 08:27 AM

Last Updated: 05th April 2013 08:27 AM

Child line volunteers here rescued a 11-year-old boy who was in the custody of a man in Thiruthuraipoondi for the past three years and reunited him with his mother, near Chattrakudi here on Thursday.

A source from Childline said that Muniammal, wife of Devaraj, a resident of Samathuvapuram at Theeyanur near Chattrakudi, was a fortune teller and used to take her son Vinoth along during her visits to several places. During one such trip in 2010, she had lost her son at the Paramakudi bus stand. Efforts to trace him proved futile.

Recently, the Childline team received information that the boy was being in the custody of one Karnan of Thiruthuraipoondi and tried contacting him over phone. Karnan, fearing police action, approached the Anti-Human Trafficking police unit (AHTU) here along with Vinoth on Wednesday and handed him over to the police. The boy was sent to a home in Ramanathapuram.

On information about the arrival of her son, Muniammal reached the AHTU office along with her relatives.

Ramanathapuram Child line Director Karuppasamy and AHTU Inspector Meenambal held an inquiry with her. After seeking the willingness of the boy, they sent him along with  his mother. Muniammal assured the authorities that she would provide education to her son

10-year-old rescued

The Childline authorities also rescued another boy, Janagan (10) of Pattukottai, who had gone missing for four days.  Janagan, son of Murugan and Mahalakshmi of Pattukottai, had left his house over a domestic issue and reached Ramanathapuram by a bus, four days ago. The Child Line team, which found him wandering near the new bus stand, rescued the boy. After providing him food, they sent him to a home in Ramanathapuram.

The team then informed the AHTU police, who conducted an inquiry with the boy and subsequently informed his parents who came to to receive his son.

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