Assam Records Highest Among People Missing During 2015-17
GUWAHATI: According to a written reply given by Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy as many as 28,000 people, including children and women, went missing from the eight north eastern states during 2015-17.
Of the total of 27,967 people reported missing, a highest of 19,344 were from Assam, 4,455 from Tripura, 1,385 from Meghalaya, 999 from Manipur, 974 from Sikkim, 457 from Arunachal Pradesh, 343 from Nagaland and 10 from Mizoram.
In Assam, a total of 2,169 children, 2,613 women and 1,528 men were reported missing in 2015. In 2016, 2,413 children, 3,439 women and 2,130 men were reported missing while in 2017, 1,651 children, 2,453 women and 948 were reported missing.
However, a total of 5,130 children were traced during 2015-17, wherein 3,376 children were from Assam.
Details for the years 2018 and 2019 are not yet available.