Baitadi reports 189 missing cases in three years

Published On: July 31, 2022 04:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BAITADI, July 31: A total of 189 people have gone missing from Baitadi which shares borders with India. 

According to the district police spokesperson Inspector Lokraj Joshi, police reported 189 cases of people missing in the past three years, and of them, 130 were found. 

As he said, the number of missing was 45 in the fiscal year 2076-77 BS (2019-20), 60 in FY 2020/21 followed by 84 in the last FY 2021/22.  Of those missing, most are women and girls.  

According to the District Police Chief, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ramesh Pal, missing cases of women and girls have been on the rise in the district in recent years. Domestic violence is one of the causes behind the increasing number of missing cases, it is said.


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