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Number of women and children missing on the rise in Nawalparasi

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NAWALPARASI — The number of women and children reported to be missing is on the rise in Nawalparasi district.

In the first seven months of the current fiscal year, 221 women and children were reported missing. And of them the fate of 149 remains unknown. Statistics also show that the number of girls missing is higher.

In the previous fiscal, 128 women, 11 boys and 39 girls were reported missing, according to the West Nawalparasi District Police Office, Women’s Cell.

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Of them, 73 women, 9 boys and 29 girls were later found. Some of the women and girls also elope, without informing their parents.

However, Chief of the Women and Children Office in Nawalparasi said that some women and children are trafficked due to the open border with India.

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34 people involved in sex trade arrested

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KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Police Circle Gongabu has arrested 34 people involved in sex trade.

During a joint operation held last night at Deepjyoti and Mitranagar area in Gongabu, law enforcement officers raided restaurants running as a cover for sex trade, sale of contraband drugs and gambling. Among the arrested 19 are men and 15 women.

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Circle’s Chief Pratap Poudel said the operation is part of a broader plan of making the Naya Bus Park area a controlled sector for human trafficking and sex trade.

He added that further investigation is being launched with police planning to file cases against 12 of the arrestees.

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