By Anjali Singh Deswal-
BARNALA: After getting low score in their examinations, two girls left their homes. They have been identified as Navpreet Kaur and Sonia, aged 11 years and 13 years, respectively.
The girls confessed to have left home as they feared that their families will just not accept their marks and will scold them. The police have been able to trace both the girls from Patiala. The police was informed by some people from the royal city about the two girls, on getting the information; a police team left for Patiala and traced the girls.
The girls were found within 18 hours of the incident and this is commendable. Both the girls study at government girls’ high school in Sandhu Patti.
According to the information provided by the police, Navpreet and Sonia left their homes on a cycle without telling their families. They left their homes at about 4 pm. Their families started searching for them after it started getting dark but when they could not find them, they reported the matter to the city police at about 8 pm.
After getting the information, the police informed about how the girls to all police stations across the state. The management committee of Dukh Nivaran Sahib Gurdwara in Patiala informed the police that two girls are in the gurdwara since a long time. ASI Harjinder Singh led a team which started for Patiala from Barnala as soon as they got the information about the girls. The girls got home safely by 2:30 pm.
DSP Harmeek Singh Deol appreciated the efforts by inspector Harvinder Pal Singh and his entire team. The girls stated that they study in class sixth and managed to score only 12 marks out of 90 marks in their exams and due to this they left home.
Psychologist Dr Balwinder Singh stated that parents have to make an attempt to make a bond with their children so that children are confident of their parents and can share everything with them. Children should not be pressurized as with this, their self-confidence declines and due to this children indulge in such activities.