Two boys from Karnataka, who ran away from their houses after their parents scolded them for playing truant, were rescued and admitted to the Ujjawala home in Tirupattur on Friday.
According to the director of the home Rajapanneerselvam, the boys were found loitering at the Jolarpet Railway Station and the railway police , on suspicion, questioned them.
The boys said their names were Naveen (15) and Prakash (12), native of Kadripuram, Bangarpet, Kolar district, Karnataka. They said they had run away from their home after their parents scolded them for keeping off class.
The police rescued the boys, registered a case under the Juvenile Justice Act and handed them over to the Ujjawala home at Tirupattur.
Meanwhile, a newborn boy was found abandoned in Adanur village near Arni in Tiruvannamalai district. The infant was rescued by passersby last week. Following treatment at the Government Tiruvannamalai Hospital, District Collector Gnanasekaran on Friday handed the baby over to a government-run special adoption home,run by the Society for Rural Development Promotion Services in Tirupattur.