Students protest child abduction in Manipur

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Imphal, Jul 26 (UNI) Students today staged a sit-in protest in front of schools in various parts of Manipur against the kidnapping of children during the past one month.

DGP (Manipur) Y Joykumar announced that actions had been taken up by the police to prevent kidnapping of children by ultras to recruit them forcibly into their outfit.

Meanwhile, police today claimed to have rescued six students, including five girls, from the clutches of kidnappers from different places last night.

The Wangoi police rescued the girls and handed them over to their parents. They were kidnapped by armed miscreants while they were coming back from school, police said.

Police further informed that a 13-year boy was kidnapped by four men. Later, he was rescued and the miscreants were nabbed.

In a separate incident three boys aged 13-years went missing today.

Another boy who had also been kidnapped ,however, managed to escape.

Irate residents of Sagolband and Imphal dismantled the house of a woman accusing her of being involved in abducting children.

Mr Joykumar said all police checkpoints were alerted to keep a watch on all vehicles carrying minor children and find out whether they were accompanied by their relatives and another purpose of their travel.

The BJP in Manipur also staged similar agitation, alleging that the state government had failed not only to control law and order, but also to check the price rise of essentials.


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