Kohima, Jul 24 (UNI) Nagaland police have rescued five Manipuri girls, who were being lured for jobs in Singapore by human traffickers, from Chumukedima check gate near Dimapur.
The girls, who hail from Imphal, were held yesterday while proceeding towards Guwahati on way to Singapore with the help of touts in search of job for domestic help, police said.
Many groups, involved in human trafficking, operate in the region.
The girls had been handed over to the Women Cell of police in Dimapur.
No case had been registered against them. The Dimapur police had contacted their Manipur counterparts and the latter would take them back to Imphal.
Child trafficking, specially the girl children from North East, has become a serious issue. For many years hundreds of such cases had been detected by the police.
UNI AS SB PC RP DS1440