Delhi riots: missed Toddler found

Delhi riots: missed Toddler found

Agency News

A three-year-old Indian girl who went missing during last week's Delhi riots, has been found on Thursday.

The riots were centred around Muslim-majority neighbourhoods, including Maujpur, Mustafabad, Jaffrabad and Shiv Vihar.

Mohammad Saood Alam and his wife spotted the toddler while they were fleeing Shiv Vihar due to riot.

"During the stone pelting and violence, we found this child near the Medina mosque. She had a head injury and she was crying," Mr Alam told BBC Hindi.

Later as the duo sought refuge in a shelter home in another locality, they He said he took the toddler along.

After the child's story was covered by the press, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) formed a team which went door-to-door in and around the area; they even made announcements from the mosque where the toddler was found.

On Wednesday, the child's grandfather, Mohammad Haroon, approached the police after he was informed by a volunteer that his grandchild had been located.

The police handed over the toddler to her parents after they produced her immunisation records to prove that she was their child, BBC report said.