3 caught for suspected bid to traffic children

Mahendranagar, October 28:

Maiti Nepal (MN) yesterday took three persons — Tilak Bahadur Singh, Dan Bahadur Nepali and Sita Singh — into custody at Gadda Chowki on the suspicion of trying to traffic 11 children, aged between four and 16 years, to India. The children, who were also taken into custody, are from Chaumala of Kailali district.

Family members of the children claimed that the latter were heading to their relatives’ places in Delhi.

The detained children include four-year-old Kali Singh, eight-year-old Mahesh Shahi and Roshani Nepali, nine-year-old Nava Raj Shahi and Mahesh Bahadur Nepali, 10-year-old Ganesh Shahi, 11-year-old Bikash Shahi and Bimali Shahi, 14-year-old Sita Kumari Singh and 16-year-old Apsara Shahi.

The MN also caught 20-year-old Goma Kunwar and Yama Bahadur Sarki of Butwal while they were heading to India under suspicious circumstances. The two have been sent to the district police office for investigation.