As she took in the sights, her father turned back and went home, leaving her at the doorstep of a "nice house".
He had sold her into slavery for 500 rupees ($7.70).
Badaik grew up working as a maid in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, roughly 50km (30 miles) from her home in the tea gardens of the neighbouring state of Assam.
In 2016, a chance meeting with another maid - a fellow teenager who had been sold off - set her on a journey. Badaik retrod the bylanes commonly used by child traffickers to cross state borders and finally found her mother and her old home."
Read article by Anuradha Nagaraj from Thomas Reuters Foundation.