Thursday, 6 December 2012

Two minor Chakma tribal girls from Assam abducted and trafficked to Mumbai

Trafficking of minors and women from Assam continues with two more girls abducted from a remote village and trafficked to Mumbai.

On November 14, 2012, two minor Chakma tribal girls (names withheld), daughters of Purno Joy Chakma and Natun Chandra Chakma, were kidnapped by traffickers from Lanka Jan village under Lumding police station in Nagaon district. Both the victims are under 14 years of age.

Following a complaint lodged at the Noakuti police post by the parents, the police registered a case under Section 366(A), 366, 341 of the Indian Penal Code against the traffickers identified as  Suidul, Nur Ali, Ishan, Abdula, Shahajahan and Sobikul. Two of the traffickers, including Shahajahan, have been arrested and being interrogated.

Interrogation from the arrested traffickers reportedly revealed that the two minor girls were abducted from the village and taken to Dimapur, Nagaland to sell them. But, the deal could not materialize and subsequently the girls were sent to Mumbai, Maharashtra where they were reportedly sold.

Despite the revelations, the victims are yet to be traced in Mumbai, reflecting lack of prompt action by the police. The parents have been visiting the police station a number of times but the answers given by the police officials are reportedly far from encouraging.