Incident Reports

Seven girls of Mahottari who went missing were found in India


Province 2, Mahottari, Bhangaha

Seven adolescent girls were missing from Bhangha Municipality in Mahottari district since March 30. According to the area police, they were found near the railway line in Sitamarhi, India. The girls had gone to mow the lawn, but the search was intensified when they did not return home until late at night. But the girls were nowhere to find, so a team of Nepal Police left for Sitamarhi, India.

Social activists Saroj Roy said in a post on Facebook that the seven girls were rescued by the Sitamarhi Railway Police of Bihar last night and kept under their surveillance. It is not clear why and how the girl got there. According to the Indian police, it is understood that the girls have gone to India to become singers. But Roy disagrees. He fears that the girls were trafficked in the name of making a singer or some other intention may be.

According to Roy, the girls found were identified as 11-year-old Archana Paswan, 12-year-old Sima Paswan, 12-year-old Ranjana Paswan, 13-year-old Jyoti Paswan, 13-year-old Riya Paswan, 17-year-old Nagina Paswan and 20-year-old Asmita Paswan.

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