A 16-year-old girl left her home along with her younger sister and a cousin after she was told by her parents to give up her studies. The eldest of the three girls, took the decision after her parents asked her to stop schooling and take up part-time jobs as a maid doing chores like washing and cleaning at homes. Since she shared a deep bonding with the rest of the two sisters, they also accompanied her.
“She had so strong bonding with her younger sister and her cousin that the moment she decided to leave home, they accompanied her. They left home on April 23 night on a bicycle with the younger ones riding pillion,” Times of India quoted a police official as saying.
Finding the three of them missing, the parents lodged an FIR with the police the next day on April 24.
The girls travelled to Sitapur, Lakhimpur and Shahjahanpu and later inadvertently took a train for Lucknow.
“They again decided to leave for Sidhauli and reached Kaiserbagh bus stop where they were spotted by police,” Indiranagar inspector Mukul Verma told the daily.
The father of the class X girl told police that he will work hard and let his daughter pursue further education.