2 Kerala boys flee from house in Sharjah due to torture from father, partner
Dubai: Two Keralite boys who had suffered prolonged assault and violence by their father and his paramour are all set to leave for Kerala on Wednesday hopefully for better times back home in India. The boys, one 17 year old and the other 12, had gone through unbearable times and had fled from home in Sharjah and sought police help through the intervention of the Sharjah Indian Association.
The UAE officials of the Child Protection Team (CPT) of Kerala had taken over temporary protection of the children through the Sharjah Indian Association until they were handed over to their mother, who stays in Kerala. The temporary stay went on for a month. It was learnt that the boys' mother had left Sharjah for her home in Pathanamthitta after differences with her husband. The children were in the care of their father. However, the father, who had an extramarital affair later began to continuously abuse the children. The children fled home once their education was stopped by their father.
The Indian Consulate in Dubai stepped in to issue emergency passports in lieu of the lost or expired ones. Additionally the Dubai Immigration authorities exempted the children from paying a fine for the expired VISA which would have run up to about 1,67,000 Dirhams (Rs 34 Lakhs).
Meanwhile the father of the two boys had proffered a police complaint about his missing children. According to the CPT State Executive Member Mahmood Parakkat, UAE Unit President Nasser Olakara and Secretary Shafeel Kannur the complaint had been rejected because it was found baseless. Another happy turn was that Kozhikode Markaz school had come forward to provide free education to the children.
It is understood that CPT Volunteers led by state vice-president Shantha Kumar had made arrangements to pick up the children from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and hand them over to their mother.