Four years after they went missing from their home in Satna, CBI found the two children in Kolkata where they were under the care of an NGO.

The two kids along with their elder sister had fled home from Satna in Madhya Pradesh in April, 2010 because of the alleged ill—treatment meted out to them by their father.

The case was taken over by CBI in March last year on the direction of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

The agency contacted various states and certain shelter homes, children help lines, NGOs, Central Adoption Authority of India, NCRB, SCRBs and even state mortuaries to collect information about the missing children. “Lie detection/polygraph test and psychological assessment test of certain persons, including police officials, were also conducted,” CBI spokesperson said .

The agency found that volunteers of the NGO had located the children at Howrah Railway station in the company of a blind and physically challenged person on May 9, 2010.

“The two children were admitted to the ‘Children Home’ run by said NGO while the girl refused to accompany them and her whereabouts is still being traced,” CBI said.

“The two children were produced before Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Barrasat and were ordered to be kept under the care of Gorakhpur—based NGO with its branch at Kolkata where the children are studying,” it said. —PTI