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Two minor Chakma girls from Assam trafficked to Mumbai
Two minor girls belonging to the Chakma tribe were abducted from a remote village in Assam's Nagaon district and later sold by traffickers in Mumbai. Two of the traffickers have been arrested but the police are yet to trace the minor victims.

TRAFFICKING OF minors and women from Assam continues with two more girls abducted from a remote village and trafficked to Mumbai.

The incident occurred on November 14 when a group of traffickers abducted two minor tribal girls (names withheld), daughters of Purno Joy Chakma and Natun Chandra Chakma, from Lanka Jan village under Lumding police station in Assam’s Nagaon district. Both the victims are under 14 years of age.

Following a complaint lodged at the Noakuti police post by the parents, the police registered a case under Section 366(A), 366, 341 of the Indian Penal Code against the traffickers, some identified as Suidul, Nur Ali, Ishan, Abdula, Shahajahan and Sobikul. Two of the traffickers, including Shahajahan, have been arrested and are being interrogated.

Interrogation from the arrested traffickers reportedly revealed that the two minor girls were abducted from the village and taken to Dimapur, Nagaland with a view to sell them. However, the deal could not materialize and subsequently the girls were sent to Mumbai, Maharashtra where they were reportedly sold.

Despite the revelations, the victims are yet to be traced in Mumbai, reflecting lack of prompt action by the police. The parents have been visiting the police station regularly but answers given by the police officials are reportedly far from encouraging.

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