Children missing: DCPCR identifies 50 vulnerable areas
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights has identified 50 areas from where the cases of missing children are regularly reported. The child rights body with the help of local volunteers will raise awareness on the menace.
According to DCPCR, earlier they had mapped 20 areas depending on the report of missing cases. But recently they found some new places from where children go missing regularly.
Samrah Mirza, member of child rights body, said that they have taken data from Delhi Police regarding the issue and identified the areas vulnerable to kids. "Through our Bal Suraksha Mitra, we are creating awareness in the vulnerable areas and also assisting the family in need, "said DCPCR member.
According to the commission, earlier they had conducted a comprehensive study from 2015 to 2017 and found that Ranhola, Narela, Samaypur Badli, Shahbad Dairy, Jaitpur, Neb Sarai, Khajuri Khas, Sagarpur, Jahangirpuri, Bhalswa Dairy, and Mehrauli were among 20 areas prone to missing children cases.
The commission claimed that areas including Gandhi Nagar, Malviya Nagar, Jamia Nagar, Burari, Chhawla, Najafgadh, Okhla, Sonia Vihar, New Usmanpur, Punjabi Bagh are among the 50 places from where the missing cases are being reported.
DCPCR official said that they regularly visit the area and meet the families to make them aware about the menace. The Bal Suraksha Mitra sends a report to the child rights body in cases where the missing/kidnapped children family feels handicapped or requires assistance.
According to Delhi Police data, around 1,177 cases of missing children have been registered in the city in just 74 days. Police sources told Millennium Post that up to March 15, as many as 585 kids were traced whereas 592 children are still missing.
As many as 1,080 kidnapping cases were reported in which 315 were solved and 60 persons involved in the crime arrested. As per the analysis, in most of the cases, children go missing due to reasons like parents not being at home, academic pressure, losing their way, elopement.