Success Story of Missing Children Helpline

Introduction
“On an average, over 40, 000 children in India are reported missing every year, of which approximately 11,000 remain untraced. Where do they go?”  (Haq: Report on Child Rights, New Delhi 2005).
Missing Children Jharkhand
A countless number of children go missing every year. The category of missing children include a number of problems including abduction or kidnapping of children by family members and by non-family members, run-away children or those forced to run away by family and surrounding circumstances, children who are in a difficult or aggressive environment, trafficked children, and lost children.

 Because of this wide array of problems it is hard to survey the number of missing children. Often cases are not reported to the police. In 2005, Also National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) informed that on an average 44000 children are reported missing every year. Of these, as many as 11,000 remain untraced.

Children who go missing may be exploited and abused for various purposes .There are also a large number of children who run away from homes after dropping out of school or facing difficulties at home. They usually run away to the glamorous big cities through different placement agencies where they fall prey to exploiters and are employed in Homes, tea stalls, brothels, beggary, etc. Most of the children come from poorer families who do not have access to police services or whose reports are not taken seriously. 


A compilation of some of the diverse statistics related to missing children is both overwhelming as well as dissatisfying. The figures quoted from various sources are primarily indicative of the fact that there are large gaps in available information giving us a fragmented picture.

Beyond the government’s response, the Judiciary has also formulated a number of instructions and resolutions to trap the traffickers yet the accurate data available is still a challenge. Also, many civil society organizations are engaged in the reporting and helping to track the missing children yet all the societies seems to work on their own ways and approaches but not works in a holistic manner.

A.    Some of the Facts and Figures related to Children in India 

India, with 1.21 billion people is the second most populous country in the world, while China is on the top with over 1.35 billion people. Every year, an estimated 26 millions of children are born in India which is nearly 4 million more than the population of Australia.  

1.       It is significant that while an absolute increase of 181 million in the country’s population has been recorded during the decade 2001-2011, there is a reduction of 5.05 millions in the population of children aged 0-6 years during this period.  The decline in male children is 2.06 million and in female children is 2.99 millions.    

2.       The overall sex ratio of the Country is showing a trend of improvement, whereas the child sex ratio is showing a declining trend.  During the period 1991 -2011, child sex ratio declined from 945 to 914, whereas the overall sex ratio showed an improvement from 927 to 940.   As per Census 2011, the State/ UTs with alarmingly low (<900) child sex ratio are, Haryana (830), Punjab (846), Jammu & Kashmir (859), Delhi (866), Chandigarh (867), Rajasthan (883), Maharashtra (883), Uttrakhand (886), Gujarat (886), Uttar Pradesh (899).  

3.      Among the major States, as per SRS 2008-10, Sex Ratio at Birth is lowest in Punjab (832) followed by Haryana (848) and highest in Chattisgarh (985), followed by Kerala (966).    

4.      The State/ UTs which have achieved 100% level of birth registration in 2007 are Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab,Tamil nadu, Chandigarh, Lakshadeep and Puducherry.  

5.      At the national level, the percentage share of infant deaths to total deaths in rural areas is 15.8%, whereas in urban areas, the same is 9.7%.      

6.       In 2010, IMR is reported to be 47 at the national level, and varies from 51 in rural areas to 31 in urban areas.    

7.      As per NFHS 3, 48% of children under age five years are stunted (too short for their age) which indicates that, half of the country’s children are chronically malnourished. The States with more than 50 percent children under five years of age underweight are Madhya Pradesh (60%), Jharkhand (56.5%) and Bihar (55.9%).    

8.      District level Household Survey (DLHS -3 2007-08) shows only 40.5% children are fortunate to be breastfed within one hour of child birth.     

9.      Among male and female children (6-59 months) the percentage of children with any anaemia was reported as 69% and 69.9% respectively, severe anaemia was reported for 3.2 % male children and 2.7% female children. Anaemia was more prevalent in Rural areas (71.5%), than Urban areas (63%). Anaemia prevalence among children of (6-59 months) is more than 70 percent in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Jharkhand.  Anaemia prevalence among children of (6-59 months) is less than 50 percent in Goa, Manipur, Mizoram, and Kerala.  For the remaining States, the anaemia prevalence is in the range of 50% - 70%.  

10.   As per Statistics of school education, 2009-10, there are 14.49 lakhs educational institutions in the Country. In general, at the national level, the number of girls enrolled in all levels, i.e. primary, secondary and higher education is less than their counterparts. However, the female-male ratio in education has been steadily improving over the years. 
 
11.    The Census found an increase in the number of child labourers from 11.28 million in 1991 to 12.66 million in 2001.  The major occupations engaging child labour are Pan, Bidi & Cigarettes (21%), Construction (17%), Domestic workers (15%) and Spinning & weaving (11%).   As per census 2001, Uttar Pradesh (15.22%) recorded the highest share of child labour in the country, followed by Andra Pradesh (10.76%), Rajasthan (9.97%), Bihar (8.82%), Madhya Pradesh (8.41%), and West Bengal (6.77%).  

12.    Sikkim had the highest Work Participation Rate (WPR) in the country with 12.04 % child labourers among total children in the age group of 5-14 years, followed by Rajasthan 8.25 % and Himachal Pradesh (8.14%) during 2001. The other states having higher than the national average of 5 percent WPR for children are Andhra Pradesh (7.7%), Chattisgarh (6.96%), Karnataka (6.91%), Madhya Pradesh (6.71%), J&K (6.62%), Arunachal Pradesh (6.06%), Jharkhand and Assam (5.07%). 
13.   As per the NFHS -3 (2005-06), nearly 11.8% children age 5-14 years works either for their own household or for somebody else.  

14.   It is alarming that, in 2011, the Crimes against children reported a 24% increase from the previous year with a total of 33,098 cases of crimes against Children reported in the country during 2011 as compared to 26,694 cases during 2010.  The State of Uttar Pradesh accounted for 16.6% of total crimes against children at national level in 2011, followed by Madhya Pradesh (13.2%), Delhi (12.8%), Maharashtra (10.2%), Bihar (6.7%) and Andra Pradesh (6.7%).    

15.    In 2011, among the IPC crimes, an increase of 43% was registered in Kidnapping and Abduction, while rape cases were increased by 30%, Procuration of minor girls recorded an increase of 27% and  Foeticide reported an increase of 19% over 2010. In 2011, Buying of girls for Prostitution showed a decline of 65%,  and selling of girls for Prostitution reported decline of 13% compared to 2010.  Infanticide showed a decline of 37 points during this period.     

16.    The States of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra together accounted for 44.5% of the child rape cases reported in the Country in 2011.  

17.   A total of 132 cases of foeticide were reported in 2011, of which the highest number registered from Madhya Pradesh, followed by Chattisgarh and Punjab and these States together reported 56% of the total Foeticide registered in 2011 in the Country.    

18.   An increase of 27% is observed in the Crime of Procuration of Minor Girls, ie.862 cases in 2011 compared to 679 cases in 2010.  West Bengal has reported 298 such cases, indicating a share of 34.6% at national level followed by Bihar (183), Assam (142) and Andra Pradesh (106).  
 
19.   Maharashtra accounted for 74% of the total 27 cases of ‘buying of girls for prostitution’ and West Bengal has accounted for 77% of the total 113 cases of ‘selling of girls for prostitution’.    

20.   A total of 113 cases under prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 were reported in the country out of which highest were reported in West Bengal (25), followed by Maharashtra(19), Andhra Pradesh(15), Gujarat(13) and Karnataka(12).  Considering all the Crimes against children, the Crime rate (ratio of number of crimes to population) has marginally increased from 2.3 in 2009 to 2.7 in 2011.   The rate was highest in Delhi (25.4) followed by A & N Islands (20.3), Chandigarh (7) and Chattisgarh (7), Madhya Pradesh (6) and Goa (5.1).  

21.     The Conviction rate at national level for the crimes committed against children stood at 34.6%.  The conviction rate for ‘infanticide (other than murder)’ was highest at 46.9% followed by cases under ‘murder’ (45.5%).  

22.    During 2006-2011, the trend in human trafficking cases reported under the heads of ‘Procuration of Minor Girls, Importation of girls, Selling of girls for prostitution, Buying of girls for prostitution Immoral Traffic (Prev.)Act’, shows an overall declining trend, with year to year variation.  From nearly 5000 cases in 2006, it declined over the years, touching the lowest in 2009 (2848 cases) increased to 3422 cases in 2010, and 3517 cases in 2011.    

23.   In 2011, 69% of cases of human trafficking are cases booked under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956, though there is a decline of 2.6% in 2011 compared to 2010. Andra Pradesh accounted for 20.4% and Tamil nadu accounted for 17.2% cases of cases under this category, in 2011.   

B.     Missing Children in Jharkhand

In Jharkhand thousands of girls and boys are missing. It is also noticed that school going girls and boys are equally subjected to the risk of trafficking. In recent scenario, more children from schools are being trapped by traffickers. The children, who are missing, not reported to the police stations; if reported the FIR not registered and children are not searched or rescued by police stations and other stakeholders.  Several Causes behind missing of the children  have being reported from the rescue of the children such as Children are forced  by the families to work  outside the state through placement agencies, attraction of fascinating world , to earn more money, Early Child Marriages  to other states and being sold , Even some of the cases  are  evident as the love affairs too. 

This situation makes children more vulnerable of child trafficking; sexual exploitation and modern day slavery where children are trafficked and kept in home locked and face various kind of abuse. Therefore it is needed to register cases of missing child at police station. 

When a child goes missing there no FIR filed as there is no cognizable offence committed. Hence only an entry is made into the General Station Diary at the concerned police office. Information of the missing child is forwards up to the Chief of police as well as locally police officers generate awareness through the media. The police headquarters of each state has a missing person bureau but unfortunately it is not streamlined. 

Last year an RTI filled by a child rights activist revealed that most of the cases of missing children are not been registered as FIR (out of 240 applications of missing children received at police stations, in 10 cases only FIR lodged)* at police station, while hon’ble supreme court directed to register each case of missing child as FIR, considering that the child might be trafficked or kidnapped. In this scenario parents/ guardian also feel incapacitated and therefore discouraged going to police stations to register cases of missing child. Even they go to police station for reporting case of missing child, return without any FIR number, nor the children searched to be recovered. In most of the cases, DD Entry happens only. Many times, children trafficked to the metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other places by middlemen or agents and parents know them, still action is not taken.

C.   The Legal Provisions

The government of India has launched Track the Missing Child Web enabled service to track all the children missing or staying at any home and kept an option to create username for every stakeholder, but due to lack of awareness and training, the system is not very functional.

There is also provision for registration and issuance of identity cards of workers who migrate one state to another for work. In practice, such registration is very few. A large number of children migrate with adult parents and relatives in bricks kiln, agricultural labour, road work etc. to the states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana, Tripura, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh etc.  and also a law for registration of people migrating other states providing with an identity card, but it is not in practice/ functional too.

D.    An Initiative Taken under a Pilot Project “Jagran” for Missing Children Helpline

The Missing Child Helpline was started under a pilot project ‘Jagran’ on 21st October, 2013 by Diya Seva Sansthan with support from UNICEF Jharkhand and Crime Investigation Department (CID), Jharkhand Police. It is a campaign helping to register missing children and provide awareness on child protection issues with aim of preparedness to protect children from violence, exploitation and HIV.The missing child registration helpline helped to encourage the families to seek to register FIR at police stations Too. 

The incidents of crimes against children are growing all over India. The law also changed to tackle these issues, as many cases are growing day by day. The First Information Report (FIR) has to be registered in every case of missing child, as per the Supreme Court order in a case of Bachapan  BachaoAndolan Versus government of India, but In the recent  time it  has been seen  through  reports  and newspapers coverage that due to less awareness the cases have not been registered in police stations. Compared to other states, the condition of Jharkhand is even more pitiful. Being a state of difficult areas full of hilly forest and naxal problem almost due to resentment among the people against the system, it is a challenge to the government achinery and organizations to solve these problems. 

Even families are forced to send their children in extremist groups. In the recent time, children of Jharkhand are becoming vulnerable to trafficking, abuse, fake marriage, child labour or marriage before the legal age. Incidents of Human trafficking and child abuse with people of Jharkhand, specially girls is seen frequently in the metropolitan cities, who has been taken by the placement agencies and middlemen as a  domestic servants. This is because the shifting of employment to the metro and bog cities. 

Hence, Diya Seva Sansthan being involved in anti-human trafficking and anti-child   Labour issues (rescue, repatriation and providing legal support to survivors of Trafficking and child labour) supported, for a pilot project aiming at registration of missing children in the state and awareness on child protection issues among panchayat members, students etc., in Collaborations with UNICEF Jharkhand and CID of Jharkhand Police. The initiatives took ground with consultation of Child Protection Officer (UNICEF) and IG (CID), State Nodal Officer on human trafficking and hence the project ‘JAGARAN’ was initiated.

E.     About Missing Child Helpline

The Missing Child Helpline is equipped by a cell at office of CID Jharkhand, Rajarani Kothi, Doranda, Ranchi, Jharkhand – 834002 having space and other required equipments provided by CID. A Helpline number 9471300008 has been launched and advertised through distribution of stickers, daily newspapers, local news channels, e-mail and social media/ face book etc. 

In the social networking site a missing child page has been created. The issues regarding missing of children are published and shared regularly. The Helpline number is also shared in this site portal. It has gained popularity and sought attention of many People as the number of likes is growing day by day.

The financial and technical support is been provided by UNICEF  Jharkhand to run missing child helpline cell  followed by a staff to attend the calls and register the format provided and maintain the telephone bills.

The CID Jharkhand, as a nodal of Special Juvenile Police Unit, contacted and has directed the local police stations in every districts of Jharkhand to register the case of missing children and to take necessary actions to find children at their best levels. 

This cell is functional since 21st   October, 2013. A data base has been prepared of Missing Children Which has been recorded and registered in the format with all details through helpline number and  finally submitted to the IG, CID of Police to send letters to the concerned  SP of the district for necessary action. Each of the data received through calls are verified thoroughly. After the   verification is completed the data received are uploaded in Form-M (National Track the Missing Child Web Portal). To support the missing child helpline a Director of PRI Members, Teachers, AWW, ANM, NGO workers and paralegal professionals are chosen by DSS for effective monitoring and progress of work for the Missing Children. 

F.     Data Received at a Glance
DATA AVAILABLE FROM 21ST OCTOBER 2013 TO 30TH JUNE 2014
Months
Details Received through Phone calls
Recovered Children
Cases Registered
Caste Groups
General Information Received
Cases Registered
Cases Inquired
Cases Recovered
Others
Total Phone Calls Received
Yes
No
OBC
ST
SC
GEN
Oct-13
30
16
25
8
10
89
8
7
5
4
5
2
5
Nov-13
20
9
18
6
22
75
6
8
3
1
5
1
2
Dec-13
80
14
35
5
31
165
5
5
4
3
6
2
3
Jan-14
63
51
43
34
47
238
38
8
2
5
39
4
2
Feb-14
68
14
25
6
53
166
5
1
3
5
5
0
5
Mar-14
34
9
21
1
50
115
0
3
2
0
7
2
0
Apr-14
17
4
25
2
59
115
0
2
2
0
3
0
1
May-14
5
1
85
2
63
156
2
13
0
0
0
0
1
Jun-14
25
3
38
20
48
134
20
17
1
1
1
0
1
Total
342
121
315
84
383
1253
84
64
22
19
71
11
20
Table No.-1


G.  Major Key Achievements from the Missing Child Helpline

1.       The helpline got its success from last 5 months to register the FIR and from previously there is 20% increase in registering FIR at the police stations.
2.       Out of 118 missing children 84 missing children has been recovered from the FIR Registrations.
3.      A total number of 1253 Calls are received by the Helpline.
4.      Out of 1253 calls for general information 342, for registration of cases 121, for enquiry of status of the cases 315, for information of recovery 84 and others 383such calls has been received.
5.      After starting the helpline service many police officers of about 45 police stations around Jharkhand have contacted and it resulted in the greater level of awareness generation for registration of missing children cases.
6.      The total number of Cases Came through missing child helpline is 118 for a period of October 2013 to May 2014. Out of 118, 6 Cases are of missing persons, 112 cases are of children who include 99 Cases of missing children and 13 Case of Child in need of Care and protection has been reported.
7.      All the Cases of missing children are transferred to the CID of Jharkhand. The Concerned police Stations have been directed for registration of First Information Report (FIR) after Verification from the concerned panchayat members.
8.      The helpline number has been advertised widely through various mediums and calls are  received from 14 Districts namely Ranchi, Gumla, Khunti, Deoghar, Simdega, Palamau,Garhwa, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Ramgarh,Kodarma,Latehar ,Saraikella ,Lohardegaand Chatra in Jharkhand state.
9.      The number of districts increasing as in the month of March the calls received  from 13districts while in October and November, 2013 from 5 districks each month.
10.   Now the helpline number is popular through various media as 140 likes through face book page in last 3 months.
11.    The missing child helpline cell can be very much useful to combat human Trafficking especially of girls and women.
12.    The girl child from gumla was taken to delhi after Cajoling and its information was given on Helpline no. , this girl was rescued with the help of Ranchi GRP.
13.   The women who was separated from her family, was brought back to her family after ten years.
14.   Many people where brought back to their family with the help of helpline.
15.   Two girls were brought back to their family after four years with the help of helpline.
16.   We have also received e-mails regarding Missing Children most of them has also been resolved.
17.    The  Children missing  are helped to recover back with the help of the police after registering through helpline services and even the placement agencies  and middlemen with the peer pressure has returned the children back to their families.

H.    Constraints and Challenges


1.      The helpline number is yet to be reach far away districts and remote areas in Jharkhand state from where children and women missing and trafficked. 

2.     The registration of FIR of missing children is still a big challenge as out of 113 applications only 30 FIRs are registered .The cases registered are as SDE entry at police stations. In 11 cases people not reached to the police station for FIR registrations.

3.      The cases of missing are not registered after many publications through newspaper and other media. Even Supreme Court, High Court and DGP
  1. Jharkhand directed all the cases to be registered. So seems police is not much aware of it.
  2. Many of the families’ fear to go to the police stations to register FIR and even register through helpline service.
  3. Most of the people especially the rural masses are still not aware regarding the toll free no. of helpline service and its uses  to avail information’s provided for  missing children.

I.        Key Data Information Received for Missing Children
 I.1 District Wise Data on Missing Children
S.
No
District
October-2013
November
2013
December
2013
January
2014
February 2014
March 2014
April
2014
May
2014
Total
1
Ranchi
10
4
3
3
6
6
2
-
34
2
Khunti
2
1
-
32
2
1

-
38
3
Gumla
2
1
4
3
1
1
2
-
14
4
Simdega
-
1
1
1
-
-
-
-
3
5
Lorhardega
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
1
6
Latehar
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
-
8
7
Palamu
-
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
3
8
Garhwa
-
-
1
-
1
-
-
-
2
9
Chatra
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
3
10
Ramgarh
-
-
1
1
-
-
-
1
3
11
Jamsedpur(E.singhBhum)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
Chaibasa(W.singhBhum)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13
Bokaro
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
1
14
Dhanbad
-
-
2
1
-
-
-
-
3
15
Hazaribagh
-
-
1
1
-
-
-
-
2
16
Giridih
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17
Pakur
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
18
Sahebganj
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
19
Godda
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20
Deoghar
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
21
Dumka
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
22
Saraikella
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
1
23
Jamtara
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
24
kodarma
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1

Total
16
9
14
50
15
9
4
1
118
Table No.-2
Note: Data available from 21st October till May 2014.
Graph No.-1
The mentioned above tables shows that in the month of October 2013 16Nos. children were reported missing from Ranchi, Khunt, Gumla and Koderma districts where as In November 2013 , the districts were Ranchi , Khunti, Gumla, simdega and Palamu where 9 Nos. of the cases were found missing. In the month of December 2013 , 14 Nos such cases where reported missing from the districts from Ranchi, Gumla, simdega, Palamu, Garhwa, Ramgarh, Dhanbad and Hazaribagh .

The year 2014 still the cases of missing children were reported where in January 2014 a huge total of 50Nos.Cchildren were found missing.The districts where reported were Ranch, Khunti, Gumla, Simdega, latehar, Ramgarh, Dhanbad and Hazaribagh. The khunti district was most prone as the area is covers naxalite belt were the families want their children to go outside to work for safety reasons. In February 2014 a total of 15 Nos. children were reported missing from districts namely Ranchi, Khunti, Gumla, Garhwa, Chatra, Bokaro and Sariekela. In March 2014, 9 Nos. Children were reported missing from the districts from Ranchi, Khunti, Gumla and Lohardaga. Further, in the month of April 2014, 4 Nos. of Children were found and reported missing from districts namely Ranchi and Gumla where as in May 2014, 1 No. children was reported missing from Ramgarh District in Jharkhand State. The reason behind the missing of the children are the fake job offers by the placement agencies and the middlemen. The children are sent to other states too lke Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Gujrat.

I.2 District and Month Wise Details Reported for Missing Children
Graph No.-2
In the month of October 2013, a Total Number of 16 Children was Reported Missing. The children reported missing were from Ranchi (10 Nos.), Khunti (2 Nos.), Gumla (2 Nos.), Koderma (1No.) and Dhanbad(1 No.) districts in Jharkhand State.
Graph No.-3

In November 2013 a total of 9 children were found missing. The children reported were from Ranchi (4 Nos.), Khunti(1 No.), Gumla(1 No),Palamu(2 Nos.) and Simdega(1 No.) districts from Jharkhand State.
Graph No-4

In December 2013 a total of 14 Children were reported missing. The following were the districts from where the children were reported missing Namely Ranchi(3 Nos.), Gumla (4 Nos.), Simdega(1 No.), Palamu(1 No.), Ramgarh(1 No.), Garhwa(1 No.), Hazaribagh (1 No.) and Dhanbad(2 Nos.) in Jharkhand State.


Graph No.-5

In January 2014, a total of 50 children were reported missing.  These comprise from districts namely Ranchi(3 Nos.), Khunti(32 Nos.),Gumla (3 Nos.), Lohardaga (1No.), Latehar( 8Nos.), Ramgarh(1 No.), Hazaribagh(1 No.) and Dhanbad(1 No.) in Jharkhand .
Graph No-6

In February 2014, 15 children were reported missing. The following districts from Jharkhand State, the children were reported missing are Dhanbad(1 No.), Ranchi(5 Nos.), Sariekela(1 No.),Garhwa (1 No.),Gumla(1 No.),Chatra(3 Nos.) and Khunti(2 Nos.)

Graph No.-7

In March 2014,  9 Children were reported missing . The following districts from Jharkhand State were covered namely Ranchi(6 Nos.), Gumla(1 No.), Lohardaga(1 No.) and Khunti(1 No.)


Graph No.-8
In the month of April 2014 a total of 4 Children were reported missing. There are from Ranchi (2 Nos.) and Gumla (2 Nos.) districts in Jharkhand.

Graph No-9

In May 2014, 1 No. children was reported missing from Ramgarh district in Jharkhand State.
I.3 District Wise Details of Recovered Children
S. No.
Districts
Oct-13
Nov-13
Dec-13
Jan-14
Feb-14
Mar-14
Apr-14
May-14
Total

1
Ranchi
7
2
2
3
1
-
-
9
24


2
Khunti
-
1
1
34
3
-
-
6
45


3
Gumla
1
1

1

-
-
2
5


4
Simdega
-



-
-
-
-


5
Lohardega
-
-

-
-
-
-
-


6
Latehar
-
-


-
-
-
-


7
Palamu
-
1

-
-
-
-
1
2

8
Garhwa
-
-

-

-
-
1
1

9
Chatra
-
-

-

-
-
-


10
Ramgarh
-
-


-
-
-
1
1

11
Jamsedpur
(East SinghBhum)
-
-

-
-
-
-
-


12
Chaibasa
(West SinghBhum)
-
-

-
-
-
-
-


13
Bokaro
-
-

-
-
-
-
-


14
Dhanbad

-


1
-
-
-
1


15
Hazaribagh
-
-
1

-
-
-
-
1

16
Giridih
-
-

-
-
-
-
-


17
Pakur
-
-

-
-
-
-
-


18
Sahebganj
-
1

-
-
-
-
-
1

19
Godda
-
-

-
-
-
-
-


20
Deoghar
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
1

21
Dumka
-
-

-
-
-
-
-


22
Saraikella
-
-

-

-
-
1
1

23
Jamtara
-
-

-
-
-
-
-


24
kodarma

-

-
-
-
-
-



 Total
8
6
5
38
5
0
0
21
83

Table No.-3
Graph No-10

The table depicts the status from the month of October 2013 to May 2014 the children have been recovered from the helpline services. In the month of October 2013  a total of 8 Nos. Children were recovered from the districts namely Ranchi and Gumla. In November 2013 , 6 Nos. children were recovered from Ranchi, Khunti, Gumla ,Palamu and Sahebgunj Districts in Jharkhand. Further in December 2013 a total of 5 Nos. children were reported recovered Ranchi, Khunti, Hazaribagh and Deoghar districts.
                In the year January 2014, 38 Nos. of Children were recovered from different States as well as from Ranchi  ,Khunti and Gumla districts. The children recovered were hired by some of the placement agencies in Delhi state where children were forced to work as child Labouers. In Feburary 2014 , 5 Nos. of Children were recovered from Ranchi , Khunti and Dhanbad districts. In March and April 2014 none of the children were reported recovered where as in May 2014 a total of 24 Nos. of Children were recovered from Ranchi , Khunti, Gumla, Palamu, Garhwa, Ramgarh and Sariekela districts. The children recovered were from Delhi, Railway stations etc. and further with the interference of the police authorities the placement agencies and middlemen they themselves return back children to their families.

I.3 District and Month Wise Details of Children Recovered
Graph No-11

A total of 8 Nos. of Children were recovered from Ranchi (7 Nos.) and Khunti (1 No.) districts in the month of October 2013. The children were rescued from different situations like employed through placement agencies, working as wage laborers etc.

Graph No-12

From the above mentioned table a total of 6 Nos. of Children were recovered in the month of November 2013 from the districts namely Ranchi (2 Nos.), Khunti(1 No.), Gumla(1 No.), Palamu(1 No.) and Sahebganj(1 No.) .
Graph No-13

 In the month of December 2013, a total of  5Nos. of Children were recovered from various situations from the districts namely Ranchi(2 Nos.), Khunti 1( No.) Hazaribagh(1 No.) and Deoghar(1 No.).

Graph No-14

In the month of January 2014, a total of  38 Nos. of Children were recovered from various situations from the districts namely Ranchi(3 Nos.), Khunti (34 Nos.) and  Gumla(1 No.)

Graph No-15

In the month of February 2014, a total of 5 Nos of children were recovered. They were from Ranchi (1 No.), Khunti(3Nos.) and Dhanbad(1 No.) districts.

Graph No-16

In the month of March and April 2014 none of the children were recovered. Further in the month of May 2014 a total of 21 Nos. of Children were recovered from various situations. These children were from Ranchi(9 Nos.), Khunti(6 Nos.), Gumla(2 Nos.), Palamu(1 No.), Garhwa(1 No.), Ramgarh (1 No.) and Sariekela(1 No.) districts.

Graph No-17

The overall data received indicates that Out of 118Casesof Missing Children 84 have been recovered .As shown in the above graph 55% children were missing out of which 45% children have been recovered after the initiation of the missing children helpline service.

I.3 District and Caste Wise Cases Reported
Graph No-18

The above mentioned graph depicts that  a total 118 nos. of children are reported from various districts of Jharkhand State. The districts are namely Ranchi(34 Nos.), Khunti a maximum of 38 Nos., Gumla 14 Nos. , Simdega 3 Nos, Lohardaga, 1 No., Latehar 8 Nos, Palamu 3 Nos., Garhwa 2 Nos, Chatra 3 Nos, Ramgarh 3 Nos., Dhanbad 5 Nos, Hazaribagh 2 Nos, Sariekela 1 Nos, and Koderma 1 No. children cases have been reported Missing ,as per the data available through missing children helpline.
Graph No-19

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