New Delhi: Exposing the lackadaisical attitude of the Delhi Police, the cases of missing children in the national capital are mounting. Going by the statistics, nearly five kids go missing every month and now the count has increased to seven.

In past one-and-a-half month alone, around 331 children from Delhi have disappeared. Event after the High Court’s direction in this regard, the Delhi Police has not taken a serious note of the issue.

Mostly children are reported to be missing from north-east, south-west areas of Delhi. According to ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ statistics, from January 1 to July 18, 2011, total 921 kids have gone missing.

Nearly 139 kids went missing from outer Delhi. In June alone, around 28 children went missing and a case has also been registered with Delhi police.

As per the RTI filed by an organization, Delhi has surpassed Kolkata and Mumbai in terms of missing children. As per social activist Rakesh Senger, the number of missing children is more from migrant-dominated areas and due to economically weak background, police don’t register any case.

Police not supportive

The 12-year-old grand-daughter of Tajwar Sultana went missing in October 2009 in a wedding ceremony.

Sultana said even after registering a complaint, there was no support from the police. She is still searching for her missing grandchild but police are showing their lax attitude.

Money spent, no result

Farzana’s 12- year- old son went missing in August 2000 in Paharganj. According to her, police did not show any interest in searching the boy.
She has spent lakhs in search of her son but the police have one answer to every question, if they find him, they will inform her.

JPN/Bureau