More minor boys trafficked across Indo-Nepal border since 2015

[India], Sept 24 (ANI): More minor boys than girls have been trafficked across Indo-Nepal Border since 2015.

Data shows that since 2015, 1137 boys, have fallen prey to human trafficking, which has been at large in the two countries.

According to Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) data; nearly 1192 people, a large number of whom are minors, have been traded across borders since 2015. Out of the 1192 people, a large proportion, 893, are Indians while 299 are of Nepalese origin.

Of the 893 Indians who were trafficked across borders, the most number of people belong to the East Champaran district in Bihar with 321, with 49 people being trafficked in 2015, 184 in 2016 and 88 till the August of 2017.

The other affected areas have been Sitamarhi with 291 victims since 2015, West Champaran with 140 and Shivhar 30.

Out of the 299 Nepalese trafficked across the countries, the most (138) have emerged out of Rauthat. Other regions include Bara with 24 victims.

Of the number of traffickers who have been involved in trafficking, 97 traffickers have been arrested in 2017 till August 31, while total 289 have been arrested since 2015.

Of the 289 arrested, 199 are Indians while the remaining are Nepalese. The most number of traffickers have been arrested from Sitamarhi (98), while a large number have been apprehended from Champaran and Darbhanga.

Out of the 90 traffickers arrested from Nepal, the most (43) have been arrested from Rautahat. (ANI)

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