343 people went missing during 2015-17 from Nagaland state: Home Ministry

Kohima, November 21 (NE): A total of 343 people including children and women went missing from Nagaland state during 2015 – 2017, as informed in the ongoing winter session of Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

In Nagaland, 103 children, 40 women and 22 men were reported missing during 2017. A total of 77 children, 20 women and 19 men were missing from the state during 2016 as against 34 children, 17 women and 11 men in 2015, according to a written reply given by minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy in the Rajya Sabha.

Out of 214 missing reports of children from Nagaland states, 192 children were traced during 2015 – 2017, as stated in a separate data for details of missing children traced.

“Details for the years 2018 and 2019 are not yet available,” he added.

A total of 27,967 people reported missing during 2015 to 2017 from the eight NorthEaste states, a highest of 19,344 were from Assam, 4,455 from Tripura, 1,385 from Meghalaya, 999 from Manipur, 974 from Sikkim, 457 from Arunachal Pradesh, 343 from Nagaland and 10 from Mizoram as informed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

In a separate data, the minister also gave details of missing children traced from these eight north eastern states.

A total of 5,130 children were traced during 2015-17. Of them, 3,376 children traced were from Assam, 472 from Tripura, 377 from Meghalaya, 277 from Manipur, 269 from Sikkim, 192 from Nagaland, 163 from Arunachal Pradesh and four from Mizoram.