Couple arrested for abandoning girl child

A married couple who had abandoned their seven-year-old daughter at a south Delhi mall six months ago have been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Pramod, 50 and Sunita Paswan, 48 parents of six daughters, abandoned Pinki outside the Ansal Plaza mall Jan 25 as they were not able to make ends meet. They were arrested Monday.

"The couple left the child alone and promised her that they would return in a short while but never came back," said a police official.

According to police, the family hails from Bihar and had shifted to the national capital days before the incident.

The Delhi Police were tipped off by locals from Paswan's native village Munger that the parents of the girl were staying in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh and that the father was a rickshaw puller.

Meanwhile, NGO Prayas continues to look after the child.

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