From: mohanlal panda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 10:31 PM
Subject: Father deserts visually impaired girl by the roadside
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Please refer to the news in the link and the attached report: http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/father-deserts-visually-impaired-girl-by-the-roadside-116070
Father deserts visually impaired girl by the roadside
Mid-Day.com, Updated: July 01, 2011 11:57 IST
New Delhi: Julie Singh is visually impaired. But even then it would not be easy for her father to look her in the eye. The 10-year-old was abandoned by her dad Munna Singh in Sadiq Nagar area of south Delhi on June 27. As per reports, Munna had brought the girl to the Capital from Noida sector 84, promising to get her admitted in a residential school for the blind. When the school refused to grant her admission due to insufficient documents, he deserted her.
Munna made Julie sit near a cobbler on the footpath and just left. Seeing the girl waiting for so long, a local woman talked to her and found that she had been abandoned. The woman took Julie to Janta Adarsh Andh Vidyalaya in Defence Colony and informed the police who went to the hostel and took the girl's statement.
"At around 3 pm the father brought her along and made her sit near a cobbler. After giving her a bottle of drinking water and a packet of biscuit, he left. The girl was waiting there till 5 pm until a local woman found out that she had nowhere to go, and brought her to the hostel," said a caretaker of the school's hostel.
The staff of Janta Adarsh Andh Vidyalaya confirmed that the girl's father had brought her for admission. "When he had come to us, he did not have any requisite documents. So we asked him to get them. A few hours later, we came to know about the incident. She has been brought to the hostel. She can stay here and learn," said the warden of the hostel.
Police produced the girl before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) where the magistrate asked the cops to trace her father. However, Julie pleaded with the police not to trace her father. A police official said they can only trace her father but cannot book him in any criminal case.
Julie told MiD DAY that she is a resident of Bihar. Her mother, Anumati died few years after her birth. She has three sisters and her younger brother died a few years ago. She said she lost her eyesight when she was around two years old. Soon after Julie's father left her at her aunt's place but there she was allegedly beaten up over trivial issues.
"I hate my father and don't want to go back. My aunt had complained to my father several times. He told me that he will solve all my problems. I came to know about his intentions only when he fled abandoning me on the roadside," she said.
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