Human Traffic Watch

Police stumble on child trafficking ring in Noida

In Child Labor, Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on October 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

The Noida police have stumbled across what could be an organized trafficking ring pushing children from Jharkhand into criminal activities. Cops said that they have been able to take into custody six children who were made to steal valuables from crowded and upscale areas around Sector 18.

A senior police officer said that they got suspicious when they found that all the children were from the same village in Jharkhand. The first boy was taken into custody on December 7, 2011 from Sector 27 market. Police added that he was caught trying to steal a purse. His parents were later contacted and he was handed over to his mother. On December 18, 2011, another boy was caught trying to steal a mobile phone from Sector 18 market. Cops said that he was a runaway from a shelter home and even he was handed over to his parents.

The next case involved a boy who was caught stealing from a mobile shop in Sector 18 on December 31, 2011. Another case was reported from Sector 24 where a boy was caught stealing from a locked car on January 14, 2012. On October 5, another boy was arrested from Sector 12-22 area for stealing a mobile phone, said the police.

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