Indian police turn to teenager for tips


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The ninth-grader is focused on identifying problems facing girls in her home nation of India and finding ways to fix them. And on Monday, her efforts were rewarded with a unique opportunity: helming the Musheerabad Police Station in Hyderabad.

During her brief time at the top, the youngest sister of four led a session with officers on a subject close to her heart — how to handle cases that concern women and girls.

“I wanted to give them some tips,” she says.

“When stopping crimes against girls — or rescuing them — the police need to be sensitive,” she says.

Bhavani’s point is supported by Vijaylakshmi Arora, director of development support at Indian NGO, CRY. She…



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