SHILLONG, May 1: The parents of school going children, especially girls, have expressed serious concern over the recent reports of abduction cases in the city.
In the last three days, two cases of abduction of three school-going girls have been reported.
Police are however tight-lipped about the progress of the investigations into the cases.
Two days after unknown miscreants’ unsuccessful bid to kidp a student of a School in Mawbah (Barapathar), a similar attempt was made to abduct two students of the same school on Saturday.
Both the students of class VIII were standing outside the school after their examition when two boys forcibly pushed them inside a car.
Altogether, there were four boys inside the car and they took the girls to Rilbong area. They also threatened the girls of dire consequences if they make any noise, sources added.
The two young girls maged to escape from the car when the miscreants started taking alcohol near the jungle.
The duo first came to Mawbah and rrated their ordeal to the grandmother of one of the students.
A case has been registered in the Jhalupara police outpost.
Earlier, on Thursday, two unknown miscreants abducted a 12-year-old girl from Mawbah area by telling her that her mother was waiting for her.
However, an alert person, who was riding a scooter, heard the screams of the Class VI student of the school, and immediately started to follow the car. The miscreants fled on seeing him leaving the girl at Upper Shillong.
Meghalaya has seen a steady rise in the crime against children over the years.
As per the data available with the state police, the total reported crime against children in the year 2002 was 23 which rose to 213 last year.
According to data available with the Meghalaya police, in 2014, cases pending investigation from previous year (2013) was 337.
In 2014, there were 478 cases pending trial at the end of the year.
The data also shows that there are 372 cases pending investigation at the end of the year.