Child recruitment


Manipur,IMPHAL, January 22: Two class VI students from Ningthoukhong Kha Leikai under the Bishnupur Police have been allegedly recruited to an underground outfit by some unidentified persons. The two boys have been identified as Moirangthem Rakesh (13) son of M Ranjit and Asem Rishikanta (13) son of A Tomba from the same locality and both students of the Sadar Patel High School.

Both the boys have been missing since around 8:30am of January 17 and their respective families have reported their missing to the Bishnupur police on January 20. In the meantime, the Bishnupur police arrested an individual regarding the missing boys yesterday around 1:30pm. The individual has disclosed that he had lured the two young boys by buying eatables and sandals on January 15/16. He further promised the boys to get them jobs at a Singjamei Super Market shop and on January 17 morning, he took the two boys in a van and left them with a man at Kyamgei. The same day, the two boys had reached Moreh, he also disclosed.

The police believe that the two boys might have been handed over to KCP cadre who is originally from Ninghtoukhong but residing at Moreh intersection


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