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85 children missing: data
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUN 8 (NPN):
Published on 9 Jun. 2010 12:38 AM IST
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Data from Women Cell Dimapur revealed that of the total of 178 minors both male and female reported missing during the last six years, i.e from 2004-2010, 93 were recovered while 85 still missing. Almost all missing minors were listed as ‘maid servants’.
OC Women Cell Dimapur Bem Thomsong pointed out that of the total missing children of 85, 64 were maid servants. In 2009 the number of missing children was highest, with 67 reported missing at Women Cell Dimapur. Only 32 were found while 35 including 30 maid servants still missing. The number was lowest in 2006 with only one case registered at Women Cell.
2004: 2 maid servants (Untraced)
2005: 2 maid servants (Untraced)
2006: 7 maid servants (Untraced)
2007: 19 recovered - 11; untraced- 8 (5 maid servants)
2008: 35, recovered- 22; untraced- 13 (all maid servants)
2009: 67, recovered: 32; untraced- 35 (30 maid servants)
2010: 46, recovered- 28; untraced- 18 (11 maid servants)
Meanwhile, referring to media reports of a Naga boy (Rokovelie) found working as sweeper in trains and purported to be ‘missing’ or held captive, the father clarified that his son was a habitual runaway. (Nagaland Post had also carried a story of the boy based on accounts of some Naga travelers last year).
The father revealed it was not the first time that his son Rokovilie had run away from home. Refuting his son’s story told to travelers, the father clarified that Rokovilie alias Lilungse has no younger sister except an elder step-sister.
Confirming the father’s testimony, Women’s Cell said the boy was produced on November 24, 2009 by one Naga lady. OC Women Cell Bem said that the boy was then reunited with his parents at Burma Camp the same day in the presence of representatives from Sangtam Union, Chakhesang Baptist Church and Chakhesang Hoho. Later, the parents informed the OC that he had again run away in March 2010 and rejoined his friends on the trains.
Meanwhile, Addl SP Dimapur I Sungit Ao disclosed that police along with the relatives of the boy were already on the lookout to bring him back.

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