Kozhikode : 88 children have been declared missing in a short span of 30 days in Kerala. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has reported that 867 children were reported missing and 567 tracked in the period of August 2016-July 2017. It is feared that sex trafficking might be on the high in our GOD’s own land.
Though senior police officers admit organized traffickers are operating in the state, they say all cases could not be linked to the rackets. “We’ve anti-human-trafficking units and other wings, but still the child missing cases are increasing every year. There may be various reasons for the missing incidents. There might be organized trafficking rackets in the state, but not all cases can be linked to them,” said Rajesh Diwan, DGP (North Range).