Father abandons young children at train station during visitationBy Mason White 12:18 PM March 24, 2015
|The siblings at the train station|
By: Mahesh Sarin
3 young children in India, were traumatized after their father left them at a train station and disappeared.
7-year-old Rahnuma, 5-year-old Raja, and Sanya, 4, were left to care for themselves at the train station in New Delhi, after their father dumped them during visitation.
He told the children that their mother would pick them up before fleeing and leaving them cold, scared and hungry.
A 33-year-old man spotted the children huddled together to keep warm while sleeping on one on the platforms.
The man was talking his elderly parents to the train and was unable to stop to speak with the children.
However, being concerned for their welfare, he took a picture and sent out a Twitter with the message: “Can someone help these helpless kids at the New Delhi Railway Station near the platform 16 entrance.”
The tweet went viral and people contacted the local police. Police chief Madhur Verman sent his officers to the scene.
When officers arrived, they could not find the children. Officers searched the area and finally, after an hour, the children were found hiding on another platform.
The siblings were sobbing uncontrollably and were too scared and confused to say how they got to the train station, police said.
Investigators eventually tracked down their mother, who was asleep in her home, unaware of the trauma her children had endured. The woman told police that her former husband took the children out for the day.
Police are still looking for the father, but so far, they have not found him.