Aizawl: A 14-year-old Mizo boy, who was taken away from his poor parents by some people promising better life five years ago, was rescued from an ashram in Haryana, Mizoram Child Welfare Committee said here today.

Ravi Joy, taken away from his parents by some unidentified persons promising better life and education when he was 9 years of age, was rescued by CWC from an ashram in Haryana and brought him to Kolasib town yesterday.

The poor family had not seen their son during this time and did not know where he had been taken, CWC Kolasib District Chairman Happy Laldingliani said.

The Haryana CWC spotted Joy in the ashram and informed its Mizoram counterpart which brought him to neighbouring Hailakandi in Assam along with five Tripura boys, who were also rescued from the same ashram.

Kolasib District Child Protection Unit brought the boy from Hailakandi to Kolasib and kept him at an orphanage before handing him over to his parents, Laldingliani said.

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