Aizawl, June 19, 2019
The Mizoram police have rescued as many as eight Rohingya minor girls, suspected to be victims of human trafficking from Dungtlang village near the Mizoram-Myanmar border in Champhai district on June 17th, 2019, the police informed.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police of Northern Range, Lalbiakthanga Khiangte informed that the girls were being taken to Myanmar from Bangladesh via Mizoram.
As per reports, the girls claimed that they were from the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Sabulara area and were abducted by some people on April 19th, 2019. The police did not decline reports of involvement of human traffickers operating in the Sabulara area in Bangladesh where the Rohingya refugees were given shelter.
The police informed that the girls were travelling without valid documents and were accordingly produced before the court.
The rescued girls have been kept in a Social Welfare Department-run protective home for women.