Odisha Viral Video: Rescued girl child to stay in Childline, Cuttack

KalingaTV News Network

Cuttack: The four-year-old baby girl, rescued by the district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) from CDA Sector-11 area of the city on December 12, will stay in Basundhara Childline here, informed Cuttack CWC Chairperson Bikash Mohapatra on Friday.

The decision came after the CWC Members conducted meetings with the rescued girl child and her parents separately today. The girl child, who was being tortured by her aunt, stated before the CWC Members that she was not interested to go with her parents or her aunt’s residence; instead she preferred to stay at the Childline, revealed Mohapatra.

“We held meeting with the rescued girl child and her parents separately today. The couple, who reached here from New Delhi today, pledged to take the custody of their daughter; however, the girl child didn’t want to go with her parents, instead preferred to stay at the Childline,” said Mohapatra while speaking to Kalinga TV.

“I feel happy to stay here (Childline). Everybody loves me here. My aunt was beating me regularly. Earlier, my parents were also beating me,” the Cuttack CWC Chairperson quoted the girl.

Mohapatra also stated that the CWC will counsel the girl child to help her overcome from the mental depression and she will be handed over to her parents when she feels comfortable to go with them. However, the parents will be allowed to meet their daughter at the Childline premises as per the rule, he added.

Notably, the Cuttack CWC on Tuesday rescued the child from her paternal aunt’s house at CDA Sector 11 in the city after a video footage, in which the four-year-old child was being beaten mercilessly by the woman, went viral on multiple media platforms.

The Commissionerate Police soon swung into action and arrested the accused woman, who was later sent to jail.

The parents of the girl child, identified as Sashirekha and Sanjeeb Nayak, currently stay with their son in New Delhi. Sanjeeb works as a plumber while Sashirekha is a housewife. They left their daughter near Sanjeeb’s sister during their last Odisha visit around nine months ago.

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