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2968 women go missing in Tripura over 8 months

Altogether 254 persons have been arrested in connection with the cases during the period.

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Agartala: Tripura has registered missing cases of as many 2968 women including 263 under-aged girls between January and August this year, Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha informed the just concluded monsoon session of the assembly.

Replying to a query of Congress legislator Sudip Roybarman and CPI-M MLA of Khowai Nirmal Biswas, Dr Saha apprised that out of the total missing, police recovered 2524 women that include 242 minors in eight months, and investigations have been going on to trace out the remaining people.

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Altogether 254 persons have been arrested in connection with the cases during the period.

According to police, all the cases of women’s disappearance from homes across the state were suspected to be eloping with their boyfriends although the families registered complaints of abduction and kidnappings.

Recently, police have been facing the challenge of mob lynching across the state alleging the victims belong to a gang of child lifters and dacoity besides, narcotics and drug abuse, which have become a major law and order in the state.

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