Girl reunited with father to leave for WB

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Kozhikode, Sep 20: A West Bengal teenager girl, who was reunited with her father after living in a juvenile home here for more than four years, will leave for her native place, en route Chennai, on Saturday, Sep 20.

Sixteen-year-old Panchami, a native of Bishanpur village in West Midnapur District was handed over to her father Kamal Burman, who came to receive her yesterday.

Mr Burman, happy over reuniting with his daughter, said the family came to know about her whereabouts from a report appeared in Ganashakthi, a Bengali Daily. The entire village was eagerly awaiting her arrival back home, he added.

Panchami, who was workng as a maid-servant for the past eight years to supplement the family income in an adjacent village, boarded a train, after being constantly harrassed by her employer, arrived here about four years ago and was was staying in the juvenile home at Vellimadukunnu in the district since then.

Juvenile Home Superintendent Eliyamma said the Orphanage would bear the duo's train fare to Kolkata.

Ms Eliyamma said 22 more girls from West Bengal, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, were living at juvenile home here.


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