Three missing Chhattisgarh girls rescued from Uttar Pradesh
RAIPUR: Three girls of Chhattisgarh, who went missing
on September 3, have been rescued from Allahabad and the police arrested a
youth who took them to dance in parties.
According to Telibanda police, accused Chanchal Tiwari,
hailing from Raipur lured a minor girl of marriage and eloped with her to
Allahabad, where he pushed her into dancing business in lavish parties.
Police team was sent to Allahabad to rescue the minor
girl where they found two more girls of Chhattisgarh who were earlier taken to Uttar
Pradesh by the same accused, police said.
Chanchal was arrested on Friday and the girls who
belong to poor families were sent for counselling with family members.
Going by the police data, over 140 people went missing
from Raipur in last eight months of more than 50 per cent are minor girls while
in last 13 months the appalling figure reads around 850 missing who are still
Shocking figures of steep rise in people going missing
has been recorded in city in last few years with 274 missing in 2009, 367 in
2010. 634 in 2011, 715 in 2012, 1481 in 2013 and 850 in 2014. Of these
approximately 2621 are still missing.
In July alone 30 persons went missing from city which
included both women and girls. Khamtari, Civil Lines and Telibandha areas
recorded maximum persons missing.
State’s missing children cell has also turned to be a
damp squib which neither receives much of the cases nor do they send teams to
other cities. Reports have come to the fore where parents and families allege
that despite making several rounds of police stations, police doesn't respond
properly. They also resist going to other cities in search even though state's
women and child development has sanctioned over Rs 10 lakh to each district for
rescue operations of missing and trafficked persons.
Admitting that Chhattisgarh has been grazing ground
for touts and placement agencies involved in human trafficking, a senior police
official said that earlier it was only minors from remote areas but now girls
and boys of big cities were also being targeted.
Officials also claim that maximum persons going
missing are young boys and girls who elope from home to marry or spend a life
in freedom in other cities and they return married. Police claims it on the
basis of recent cases when parents of two girls in Bhawaninagar reported
abduction complaint at police station against two youths in the same colony who
were also not seen anywhere. Later after two months, they returned as couples.
According to national crime bureau records, country
witnesses abduction of one minor each eight minutes and girls from
Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha are mainly