Four minor Manipuri girls rescued from traffickers

Imphal:Four girls, aged below 5 years, have been rescued from traffickers by the social activists in Manipur. They were, probably, being taken to some Southeast Asian countries, officials said here on Sunday.

M. Thoiba, President of the Meitei State Committee, a social organisation, and other social activists in Moreh, Manipur’s border town with Myanmar, have asked parents to keep an eye on their children as “the human traffickers have become very active”.

According to the police and activists, a search was launched when the girls went missing. They were playing near their homes at Moreh on Saturday.

They were told that the girls had been seen with with a person at Namphalong, Myanmar’s border market located just across the international gate.

According to police, Shiva, who hails from Chennai and is absconding, lured the minor girls by promising them cookies. Efforts were on to nab him, the police said.