Thursday, July 09, 2009

Police takes arrested minor to school

Published: July 9,2009

Hazaribag (Jharkhand), July 8 A minor girl, earlier apprehended along with three Maoist activists in Hazaribag district, has been admitted to a residential school by Jharkhand Police, a senior officer said today.

With a view to bring minors who were forced to join the Maoist cadre into the social mainstream, the 13-year old girl, arrested along with a front-ranking woman Maoist in Hazaribag 15 days back, was admitted to class VI of a residential school by the police, Superintendent of Police Hazaribagh Pankaj Kamboj told a press meet here yesterday.

The girl was initially sent to a women&aposs remand home which refused to accommodate her on the ground that she was a minor. She was then kept in the local women&aposs police station for four days and then taken to the school when her parents did not turn up to take her despite being informed.

The 13-year old girl was a member of the&apos Nari Mukti Sangh&aposwing of the Maoists but police did not press charges against her considering her age and future, the SP explained. The entire cost of the education of the minor girl will be borne by the district administration.

Three years back, in a similar case Hazaribagh Police enrolled a minor boy, apprehended from Ambateri jungle under the Chouparan Police station on March 19 2006, at a local school with the Deputy Commissioner meeting the cost.

Source: PTI

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