Nepal | July 07, 2020

Increase in missing children cases baffles cops

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, September 17

Of the 2,772 children reported missing in the country in the fiscal 2016-17, only 720 were found, according to a report. It shows that police are still trying to find out the whereabouts of the remaining 2,052 children.

As per data of National Centre for Children at Risk, 245 out of 311 missing children were found in Kathmandu Valley. Those found include 95 girls and 150 boys. A total of 123 girls and 188 boys were reported missing in the Valley. Of a total of 742 children who went missing from outside the Valley, 595 are still out of contact.

Police said the status of many children could not be known as they might have been engaged in domestic work, among other activities.

Santosh Chandra Adhikari,  spokesperson for NCCR, said that compared to boys, girls were more difficult to find.  Among the children reported missing, 1,725 were girls of whom only 367 were found.

“The missing girls could have been persuaded to work in houses, massage parlours, dance bars and cabin restaurants,” Adhikari said, adding, “Some rich and VIP people could have hired the girls and made it difficult for them to get back to their families.”

“We are unaware about the whereabouts of these children. We have no idea if they are living inside or outside the country. We are trying our best to trace them,” Adhikari said.

Despite various government and non government organisations working for welfare of children, cases related to abuse and disappearance of children are increasing. Data show that nearly six children go missing on a daily basis.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Nepal Tourism Board reveals top five photos from 'Nepal From Your Window' contest

KATHMANDU: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Sunday revealed five photos that made it to the top-five of the 'Nepal From Your Window' photo contest. The five photos will be awarded with cash prize of Rs 10,000 each. Among the 500 approved photos listed in the contest, Samde Sherpa's Kathmandu V Read More...

Sudurpaschim PA continues amid obstruction

DHANGADI, JULY 5 A meeting of Sudurpaschim Province Assembly started amid the obstruction from opposition parties in Dhangadi. Despite the obstruction from the opposition parties — Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal —the meeting of the PA began today. Lawmakers from the opp Read More...

604 Nepalis return home

KATHMANDU, JULY 5 A total of 604 Nepalis returned home today from three destinations. As per Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), 147 and 152 Nepalis were repatriated from Doha in Qatar through flights of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Himalaya Airlines, respectively. Likewise, Himalay Read More...

Bajura school starts community classes

BAJURA, JULY 5 At a time when schools in urban areas have started online classes, a school in Bajura has started teaching students by reaching to their communities and toles. Budhinanda Basic Level School at Kolti of Budhinanda Municipality has started teaching students in their respective tol Read More...

WORKINGS OF OUR FILM INDUSTRY

Leading actors of the Nepali film industry opine that a space for discussion has opened up now, and no one should let this chance pass. They also urge the media to pull up their socks KATHMANDU A discourse has started after film actor Samragyee RL Shah broke her silence last week on the harassme Read More...

Insight: Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

NEW DELHI: Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government sources, two soldiers deployed in the area and families of the fallen men said. One of the Indian soldiers had his thro Read More...

Over 200 scientists claim coronavirus is airborne, urge WHO to recognize the same

KATHMANDU: Over 200 scientists have claimed that the airborne particles of coronavirus can infect people and have urged the World Health Organisation to revise its recommendations, including airborne transmission as one of the significant factors contributing to the spread. According to a New Yor Read More...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 11.45 million, death toll over 533,000

At least 11,458,371 people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 533,218 have died, a Reuters tally showed. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. The World Read More...