Abandoned New Delhi Children Found via Twitter Appeal
NEW DELHI, March 23 (UPI) — Three children abandoned at a New Delhi railway station last week were united with their mother after a Twitter campaign helped identify them.
An image of the three siblings, ages seven, five and four, huddled together above the comment, “Can someone help these helpless kids at New Delhi railway station near platform 16 entrance” circulated on the social media platform last week. Using the trending Twitter message, police located them at another entrance after a 30-minute search.
The kids were returned to their mother after being fed by law enforcement officials. The siblings took a tour of their neighborhood in New Delhi’s Nabi Karim section with the police until they identified their home.
The children, identified as Rumana, Raja and Sanya, were reunited with Tabussum, 37, their mother. She told police her husband, from whom she is separated, regularly took the children without informing her. The mother of seven added that the children are often not home when she returns home from work.
“Stay here until your mother finds you,” the children told police their father said.
The Railway Protection Force said an investigation will continue and the father may be brought into police custody for questioning.