The Lost Girl on the Train


The Lost Girl on the Train

Illustration: Palak Bansal


hen Iqra fled her hostel in Panchgani, she didn’t know that her life was about to change.

Iqra was packed off to a small, dingy boarding school after Class V, since the village she lived in near Indore had no higher education. She missed her family terribly. One day she decided that she would go back to Ammi. So in the dead of the night, she silently got out of her bed, collected all the pocket money she had saved up, and ran to catch a train.