Pratapgarh (Rajasthan): A man in Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan sold his two minor sons to a shepherd of Rajasthan for the sake of only Rs 20,000.
However, the children were rescued due to the alertness of the school principal.
The children’s mother had gone to her relatives’ home few months back and taking advantage of her absence he sold the kids.
Kids were found to be suffering from foot blisters when they were rescued
The shepherd made the children work so hard that they were found to be suffering from painful foot blisters when they were rescued.
The children, aged eight and ten respectively, lived in Kataron ka Kheda village under Semalia panchayat of Peepulkhunt tehsil. When the children did not attend the school for 10-15 days, the school principal got suspicious.
School principal informed the Childline
He enquired from the children’s father but did not get a satisfactory reply from him. Meanwhile he learnt that the man had sold the children to a shepherd. He then informed the Childline.
The Childline team got the shepherd’s mobile number from the kids’ father and tried to contact him. But the shepherd had already learnt that attempts were being made to rescue the kids and he had switched off his mobile.
The Childline team then obtained information about the shepherd through a resident of Kela Mela village, situated near Kataron ka Kheda village where the children used to live.
The shepherd learnt that the police and the Childline team were after him. So he left the children with his father. Childline officials Kamlesh Bunkar and Kantilal Yadav played key role in the rescue of the children.