India: Two Children Ran Away. It Took Them 13 Years to Get Home Again

Geeta Pandey, BBC News

On a hot summer day in June 2010, two Indian children upset with their parents for hitting them left home.

The siblings - 11-year-old Rakhi and seven-year-old Bablu - planned to go to their maternal grandparents who lived just a kilometre away. But a few wrong turns and they were lost.

It's taken them more than 13 years to find their way back - with a lot of help from a child rights activist - to their mother Neetu Kumari.

"I missed my mother every single day," Bablu who grew up in orphanages told me on the phone. "I'm very happy now that I'm back with my family.