Woman held for selling tyre fluid to street kids in Kashmere Gate
New Delhi: Once again the vulnerability of the children living on the street situation was surfaced in the city as the Delhi Police has arrested one woman from Kashmere Gate area for selling fluid, meant for repairing tyres and tubes, to the street kids.
The law enforcement agency said that the accused has already a criminal record.
Police stated that the accused woman lives in North Delhi's Kashmere Gate
The arrest was made from Peti market after the raiding team received information about the accused woman.
"She was selling tubes to minor children and at the time of arrest, the woman was giving the tubes to the kids," said the police official adding that 10 tubes found from possession.
Police further claimed that the woman was earlier booked in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
The street kids used to inhale the fluid which is dangerous to their health.
In another case, a woman was nabbed in Sultanpuri area for selling liquors to minor kids.
According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) made by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), most of the street children work for 5-8 hours on an average on a working day.
Long working hours, drudgery and exhaustion are the reasons behind children getting attracted to drugs.
A substantial proportion of children spend a part of their earnings on drugs and intoxicants.
The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) further claimed that they live in Unhygienic conditions, which results in them suffering from chronic health problems like asthma and dysentery.
Being on the street also gives them easy access to drugs, alcohol and tobacco, hence substance abuse is also a major problem that such children are prone to.
In December 2017, Central Delhi Police busted a network who were selling fluids to minor kids.
The accused used to sell the glue for more than 100 rupees and was earning more than lakh rupees a month after selling glues to the children.
Police will be questioning the stockists who used to give them the stock.