KATHMANDU, May 13: More than 21,000 people including children had disappeared from across the country in the past 12 years, according to data with the Children Search Coordination Center (CSCC). A total of 1,608 children had gone missing from around the country in eight months alone in the current fiscal year.
Of the disappeared (10,462 male and 10,973 female), who were in the age group of five to 18 years, the status of 10,744 has been found so far, said CSCC's Chief Deputy Superintendent of Police Sitaram Rijal. "The whereabouts of the total 539 disappeared people were found in nine months in the current FY, and all of them were handed to their families." A search has been launched for the remaining missing people, he added.
The CSCC received a total of 21,435 complaints in the FY 2063\64 B.S. and 2074\75 B.S. seeking the status of the disappeared persons, said an official.
The CSCC blamed poverty, human trafficking, societal barriers and family negligence among others for disappearance of the people. RSS