Meaning of child in need of care and protection (Section 2 of the Juvenile Justice)

(ii) Who resides with a person (whether a guardian of the child or not) and such person:

(a) Has threatened to kill or injure the child and there is a reasonable likelihood of the threat being carried out; or

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(b) Has killed, abused or neglected some other child or children and there is a reasonable likelihood of the child in question being killed, abused or neglected by that person.

(iii) Who is mentally or physically challenged or ill children or children suffering from terminal diseases or incurable diseases having no one to support or look after;

(iv) Who has a parent or guardian and such parent or guardian is unfit or incapacitated to exercise control over the child;

(v) Who does not have parent and no one is willing to take care of or whose parents have abandoned or surrendered him or who is missing and run away child and whose parents cannot be found after reasonable inquiry;

(vi) Who is being or is likely to be grossly abused, tortured or exploited for the purpose of sexual abuse or illegal acts;

(vii) Who is found vulnerable and is likely to be inducted into drug abuse or trafficking;

(viii) Who is being or is likely to be abused for unconscionable gains;

(ix) Who is victim of any armed conflict, civil commotion or natural calamity?

The Child Welfare Committees send the children in need of care and protection to the children’s homes or shelter homes, as the case may be, after thorough inquiry when such children are produced by any police officer or special juvenile police unit or the designated police officer.