Morigaon: Three children have gone missing from Mayong of Morigaon district in Assam. The children are missing since Friday night.
More information and details about the three children are still awaited but according to preliminary reports, the three kids have been identified as Dimpimoni Saikia, Sumi Saikia and Nayan Saikia. All three of them are residents of Ouguri village in Mayong.
A missing persons case has been registered at the Mayong police station but so far, the search operation has failed to yield any result. The has been no information on the whereabout of the three school going children.
Interestingly, police found a note where the three children have requested their parents not to look for them and that they left as they had no other option. Police investigation is on.
According to Assam government data, 12 children has gone missing in May, these are the number of reported cases. In 2020, as many as 142 children had gone missing. Of the 3,927 children who had gone missing, only 1,307 have been found.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma lauded the efforts of Assam Police after they rescued four girls from Paneri in Udalguri district suspected to have been victims of human trafficking. The girls were rescued from Baihata area of the state. One person named Gyas Ali, 32 years old has been arrested as he is suspected to have played a role in trafficking the girls. Police are searching for another person said to be involved in the case.
Marking World Day Against Child Labour, the CM and the Assam Police also took a pledge to end child labour in the state. The Assam Police in its tweet stated that any form of child labour is a crime and people should raise their voice against it.