Two 10-year-old Girls Begging in Deralakatte Rescued
Mangaluru: In a joint operation, Childline 1098 and the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), have rescued two girls, both aged about 10, from the Yenepoya hospital vicinity in Deralakatte on the outskirts.
They were found begging all by themselves and exposed themselves to the risks of abduction or exploitation. The rescue team, upon enquires, found that they hailed from Davanagere in northern Karnataka.
They also revealed that their parents had pitched a tent at Mudipugudde. They were found to have been addicted to alcohol and living on the children’s earnings by way of begging. Poverty had driven them to this situation, they also said.
These children kept begging at different spots day after day. They had been deprived of education, said the rescue team members.
They have been registered as dropouts and sent ot the district child welfare committee for rehabilitation.