This is truly an amazing story, and we are pretty sure that Bollywood will be on the case pretty quick knowing them.
11-year-old Joban was today re-united with his parents after five years, all thanks to the government-run Child Welfare Centre (CWC) whose coordination facilitated him to reunite with his family.
His parents Balwinder Singh and Nirmal Kaur couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw their son before them, Joban’s two sisters were ecstatic on seeing him too. Joban was handed over to them by the CWC, Amritsar unit in the presence of District Child Protection Officer. Hailing from Amritsar, Joban was just six when he left his home in a fit of anger after being scolded by his parents for indulging in a street altercation with his fellows.
He boarded a train from Amritsar with no idea where it was going. He landed up in Pilibhit. where a family took him under their wing only to put him in domestic job without any remuneration.
“I was not only made to work at home but also in the fields all day long. They gave me two square meal a day and clothes. One day I managed to escape and took another train and reached Raebareli. I did petty jobs and slept at the railway station,” he said.
The officials from the CWC, Raebareli, Akash and Trivendra said post Pulwama attack, there was security alert at the railway station. During a search operation, Joban was traced and handed over to the CWC, Raebareli. “He only remembered the name of the area he belonged to. We coordinated with the CWC, Amritsar team, and succeeded,” said Akash.
“Among the missing persons’ five-year-old record, Joban could be identified. That’s how we could locate his parents,” said Sanjay Maheshwari, member, CWC, Amritsar. Read the story in full via the Tribune In Punjab.