New Delhi: In a heart-wrenching incident, two girls were found abandoned by their parents at their Samaypur Badli home in outer Delhi last week.
The duo had been starving for days after being abandoned their parents.
Thanks to the alertness of neighbours, the Delhi Police broke into a house on August 19. They found eight-year-old Alka and three-year-old Jyoti, almost dead from hunger and thirst, in a dark, locked room. They had developed wounds on their heads due to maggot infestation, reported Hindustan Times.
“The neighbours got to know something was wrong after the stench started spreading. It was difficult to enter the room because of the strong, foul smell. The sisters were nearly dead and their wounds had started to rot,” the daily quoted a police official as saying.
The mother of the two girls had left home in June with her son, while their alcoholic father left on August 15 and has not come back yet.
The girls are currently in hospital and are being treated for an infection in their brain.
he police have sent a report on the case to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).