Awareness on child lifting held in Karbi Anglong
Police say no cases reported; advice villagers to be vigilant
Diphu, Sep. 29 (EMN): With rumours doing the rounds that child lifters were larking in Karbi Anglong for some weeks, the Women Justice & Forum (KAWJF) organised a press conference to spread awareness about human trafficking among the people of the area.
President of KAWJF, Beulet Beypi, advised the parents to take good care of their children.
She said that one should inform the police if any strangers are seen suspiciously loitering around while saying that the one should not take law into one’s own hands but catch hold of the person and hand over to the nearest police station.
She urged the parents and guardians to take care of their children and be aware of their whereabouts as such trafficking incidents occur more in rural areas.
Meanwhile, the O/C of Diphu Police Station, JS Khubung said that no cases on child lifting has been reported though rumours have been circulated on social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.
He said that there may be strangers entering some villages from trains including mentally ill persons without knowing where they are going.
The officer in-charge also informed that there were instances of unclaimed dead bodies being recovered and villagers mistaking youth, who roam around at night after taking addictive substances, for child traffickers.
He also warned that the villagers should not harm any unknown persons entering their area but hand them over to the nearest police station.
He went on to say that people should not spread rumours as it create confusion and cause fear psychosis in the minds of people.
Police are 24 hours on duty to provide security and protect the life and property of the people, Khubung added.