More reports of missing kids pour in
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 15: Amidst growing public concern over kidnapping of children for recruitment by militants, three fresh missing cases of a young girl and two boys have been reported from different parts of the State.

When The Sangai Express contacted SSP of Imphal West police, L Kailun today on the steps taken up by the police to counter the rising cases of missing children, the officer said that some steps have been taken up but added that since none of the family members have lodged formal complaints with the police, the task is all that more complicated.

The pictures of the three missing children including a young girl of 16

The IPS officer also advised the school authorities to file missing reports, if any of their students are found missing.

The worried family members, Meira Paibis and local clubs have fervently appealed to all the people for co-operation in tracing the missing children as well as in ensuring them to hand over to their respective families.

The young girl identified as Ningombam Surda alias Abenao (16) d/o Ningombam Ningthemjao of Pishumthong Ningombam Leirak has been reportedly missing since July 13 after she had gone out from home along with two unknown friends in the morning of July 13.She is the youngest of the three siblings born to Ningthemjao and studying in class IX in Heisnam Angouba Girls' High School.

On the other hand, the two missing boys who have been missing since July 7 have been identified as Nongtombam Suresh alias Lala (12) s/o N Bhumeshore and Naosekpam Naresh alias Bungte (13) Nongthombam Bhumeshore and Naosekpam Naresh alias Bungte (13) s/o Naosekpam Batomba.

Both are residents of Uripok Achom Leikai.

Suresh is said to be studying in class VI at London English Academy located at Uripok Polem leikai while Naresh is studying in class VIII in HIM Public School, Langjing.

Talking to mediapersons at Manipur Press Club here today in connection with missing of Surda, her mother Ningombam Ongbi Mohila Devi informed that her daughter had gone out along with two unknown girls who had come to their house at around 11 of July 13 .

As she did not returned back even after sunset, the family members started looking for her.

As she could not be traced, the family members finally thought perhaps she may have eloped with somebody and waited for the next morning to get the news.

But no news were received and so the family members lodged a missing complaint with the Singjamei Police.

While appealing to all the people for co-operation in finding my missing daughter, the worried mother further informed that her daughter is around 5 ft tall with wheatist complexion and had worn a black trouser and a T-shirt of red and white strips at the time of going out from home.

Representatives of Yaipha Lamjing Lup who were present at the occasion also appealed for handing over the girl to her family members safely.

On the other hand, the family members of the two missing boys told mediapersons today that Suresh had been dropped at his school at around 10 am on June 7 but he did not returned home from school and Naresh has been missing after he had gone out from home after the morning meal of the same day.

While efforts are being made to trace them, the family members received a call from person who identity himself as a cadre of the PREPAK (GS) informing that the two boys are in the custody of the outfit and they would be released within three days.

However, even after 37 days, the two missing kids have not been released nor any contact made from the side of the outfit in this regard, the family members said.

The family members as well as the local Meira Paibis and Club members have appealed to the outfit for releasing the boys and handed them over to their respective families.

Meanwhile, in connection with missing of another boy studying in class VI from Haoreibi Mamang Leikai under Imphal East District after he had gone out from home in the morning of July 11, people of the neighbourhood staged a Wakat Meepham at Haoreibi Community Hall today urging for the release of the boy.

It is said that the whereabouts of the boy identified as Nongthombam Golson alias Achi (13) s/o Nongthombam London of Haoreibi Mamang Leikai has not been known since the morning of July 11.Golson is a student of Cosmopolitan High School, Chingkhu.

Talking to The Sangai Express in connection with the cases of missing children being reported from different parts of the State over the last few days, Senior Superintendent of Police of Imphal West District L Kailun said necessary security measures to present recurrence of such cases have been taken up along with deployment of security personnel in and around the schools during school hours.

The police officer also appealed to the people to come in time and lodged complaint with the police in connection with any missing cases.