Missing Girl from North East Rescued from Khalpara Red Light Area of Siliguri after 8 Months
After almost 8 months since a missing report was lodged at Dispur Police Station, a victim of human trafficking who hails from Jowai, West Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya was finally traced from Khalpara, Siliguri in West Bengal by a joint team of Meghalaya and Assam police recently.
The joint team rescued the victim from Khalpara Siliguri on September 22, who was kept under confinement, and unite her with her parents who had accompanied the police team, after nearly 8 months of her disappearance.
The 24-year old young lady is a resident of Jowai and was working as a Nursing intern at the GNRC Hospital Guwahati and staying as a paying guest in the Super Market area which is about 50 metres from the hospital.
The young girl had gone missing under mysterious circumstances on February 2 without anybody having any information on her whereabouts.
On February 2, an FIR was by the victim’s mother on her daughter’s disappearance at Dispur Police Station. She then again filed a Missing report at Lumdiengjri P.S in Shillong on February 26.
“The Missing Squad of the East Khasi Hills District Police vigorously pursued the case, noth withstanding the fact that the girl went missing from Guwahati,” EKH SP (City) Vivek Syiem said here on Monday.
Through its intervention, the Missing Squad East Khasi Hills, apprehended one Nur Muhammad of Sonatary village under Tarabari Police Station Barpeta with the assistance of Boko Police Station. The arrested person was found to be involved in the disappearance of the missing person.
It was also gathered that he was the last person to have met her and was in possession of some of her belongings and admitted to have abandoned her at Hajo after crossing Saraighat bridge.
Following his apprehension, Guwahati City Police registered a regular case and arrested the above accused, but the investigation could not make further progress.
The Missing Desk East Khasi Hills continued to pursue the matter and gathered information that she had been trafficked to West Bengal. “The Missing Squad and the Anti Human Trafficking Unit, East Khasi Hills followed up the matter and after receiving information that she was trafficked to Siliguri, the squad immediately left for Siliguri along with a team of the Assam Police on September 22,” said the Shillong SP (City).
When the joint team arrived, the victim was found to have been kept under confinement. She was later reunited with her parents who had accompanied the police team, after nearly 8 months of her disappearance.
Her captors, however, managed to give police a slip when the raid was conducted in the area. “Investigation is still on to identify the traffickers and the circumstances of her being kidnapped,” Syiem said.
Earlier missing news:
May 24: ***** (24), who was doing her nursing internship at the GNRC hospital, Guwahati, had gone missing since February 2, earlier this year.
***** was staying at one Debajani Borgohain’s house located at GNRC, Super Market near GNRC hospital, as a paying guest.
Separate FIRs have been filed with the Dispur Police Station on February 21 and ***** Police Station on February 26.
However despite two months have lapsed, police are yet to get any clue about the whereabouts of the victim.
Speaking to reporters here, a helpless mother ##### said that the last time she had spoken to her daughter was at 6.30 pm of February 2, before she went missing and her mobile switch off.
#####, who hails from Ialong village in West Jaintia Hills District, informed that after she had lodged a missing complaint, the Assam police with the help of the state police had arrested one person, from whom her daughter’s phone was recovered on April 2.
“The accused was a friend of a taxi driver known to my daughter. The arrested person had confessed before the police that he had taken the mobile and money from my daughter’s purse but is not willing to tell where she is,” she said.
She also alleged that despite waiting anxiously, the investigation officer (IO) in Assam is yet to provide with any information about what really happen to my daughter.
“I really want the authorities to help us find our daughter,” she said, while informing that she had also approached women NGOs from the state to extend their help in finding her missing daughter.
According to the mother, *****