A police team has left for the Sitamarhi Railway Station of India where the teenagers were spotted
LAHAN, March 31: Seven girls who went to Chauri (grazing field) from the Paswan tole of Dharmapur, Bhangaha Municipality-8 in Mahottari to collect green fodder have gone out of contact with their families since Tuesday.
Their relatives are working with the police to find the missing. Mahottari Police Chief, Superintendent of Police (SP) Dinesh Acharya informed that the missing girls have not been found yet.
According to SP Acharya, all seven girls had gone to collect green fodder in the Chauri area and had not returned home. He said that a team of police had been mobilized to search for the girls after receiving information from their families on Tuesday night. “The police have not found the girls yet,” he told Republica, “We have received information that the girls were seen in the railway station area of the Indian city of Sitamarhi across the border.”
“Only after the police team reaches the spot and confirms the information can their whereabouts be confirmed. The railway station where the girls are said to have been found is about 40 kilometers from Jaleshwar in Mahottari. “The girls are still out of touch. Their situation is unknown,” he added.
“We are investigating the incident from two angles. One is whether they went somewhere themselves and the other is someone else lured or took them by force,” SP Acharya said, “The first priority is to find the teenagers. Once they are found, the details of the incident will be revealed. We will carry out further investigation accordingly.”
Of those reported missing are Asmita Paswan, 18-year-old daughter of Badri Paswan; Jyoti Paswan, 13-year-old daughter of Bishnu Paswan; Archana Paswan, 12-year-old daughter of Arbind Paswan; Ranjana Paswan, 14-year-old daughter of Vijay Paswan; and Riya Paswan, 15-year-old daughter of Gyan Kumar Paswan; Krishna Paswan's 18-year-old daughter Nagina Paswan and Devanandan Paswan's 10-year-old daughter Sima Paswan.