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.