The Muslim community in Eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district is gripped with fear after two young girls went missing on March 27.
The families of the missing girls suspect human trafficking involvement and have accused the local police of inaction. They have written to the Inspector General of Police, Gorakhpur Division, on April 28, urging him to take necessary action and file a case.
The girls, who are 15 years old, were last seen at Buddha Postgraduate College in Kushinagar, according to the information provided by their families.
One of the missing girls comes from Kushinagar district, while the other belongs to Deoria district.
The families, in a conversation with India Tomorrow, shared their concerns about both girls being missing together.
Walimullah Khan, father of one of the missing girl students, said: “We suspect that they have been abducted after being tricked by a human trafficking gang.
Walimullah Khan reported to the Kasya Police Station about the missing girl students on March 27, but even after a month, no action has been taken in the case.
उत्तर प्रदेश के कुशीनगर ज़िले से 2 मुस्लिम छात्रा 27 मार्च 2023 से लापता हैं, पीड़ित परिवार ने अपहरण की आशंका जताई है और आरोप लगाया है कि, "मामले में पुलिस कार्रवाई नहीं कर रही."
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“The applicants are frustrated and disappointed because no action has been taken so far on the information given in the local police station,” they wrote to IGP, Gorakhpur.
The families also said two days before the disappearance, two girls from Badipul had come to meet them.
“If information is received regarding the disappearance of the call details of the girl students’ phones, then the girls can be freed and recovered from the clutches of abductors,” they said.