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Nagaland: 26 children went missing in 2021, says government data

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Sep 02, 2022 10:32 pm

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Dimapur, Sep. 2 (EMN):
Nagaland reported 26 missing cases of children (aged below 18 years), including 17 girls and nine boys, in 2021, out of which 25 children were traced and recovered, according to the latest report of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The total number of untraced missing children in the state stands at four (two boys and two girls) – one from 2021 and three from the previous year, it said.

Among the north-eastern states, Assam reported highest number of missing children in 2021 at a staggering 1491, followed by Tripura- 189, Manipur – 85, Meghalaya – 84, Arunachal Pradesh – 46, Sikkim – 11, while no such cases were reported in Mizoram.

Meanwhile, the number of missing children traced and recovered in 2021 stands at 1,116 in Assam, Tripura- 161, Meghalaya- 71, Manipur- 50, Arunachal Pradesh- 20, and Sikkim- 8.

According to the NCRB report, 77,535 children were reported missing in the country in 2021, with 59,699 of them being traced while 17,840 still remain untraced.

In terms of overall missing cases (both children and adults) reported in Nagaland in 2021, the number stands at 71, including 44 male and 27 female, while 66 persons (35 male and 31 female) have been traced and recovered. With 15 persons remaining untraced from the previous year, the total number of untraced cases in the state stands at 20 (16 male and four female), said the report.

The data also showed that among the north-eastern states, overall missing cases (both children and adults) was highest in Assam with 5907, followed by Tripura- 2,314, Meghalaya- 300, Manipur- 267, Sikkim- 227, Arunachal Pradesh- 57 and Mizoram- 1.

Meanwhile, report shows that 4071 in Assam, 1802 in Tripura, 222 in Meghalaya, 166 in Manipur, 139 in Sikkim and 24 missing persons from Arunachal Pradesh were traced and recovered in 2021.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Sep 02, 2022 10:32:53 pm
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