Mumbai: 884 people go missing every month, mostly minor girls

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884 people go missing every month in Mumbai City
884 people go missing every month in Mumbai City

In a shocking revelation, as many as 884 people have reportedly gone missing every month on an average from the Mumbai metropolis during the last decade, according to Mumbai police. The report released by the police claims that many of the missing were minor girls, though a vast majority of them have been traced.

A total of 1,10,547 people, as per statistics, from Mumbai city were reported missing in last 10 and a half years, out of which 1,00,439 have been traced while 10,108 remain untraced.

A detailed chart from January 2005 to May 2015, shows that the number of missing females, including minor girls, was higher compared to males. The chart was released by Missing Person Bureau, Crime Branch of CID Mumbai Police.

The figure states that a total of 18,547 girls, 37,603 women, and 17,195 boys and 37,202 men were reported missing with the Mumbai police over the last ten years. Though police claim to have traced over 90 per cent of the missing people — 803 of 884 on a monthly basis, 582 minor girls and 2,944 women were still missing till the end of May 2015.

“We have successfully traced over 90 per cent missing people, because we have set up a dedicated squad comprising one officer and two subordinates who work 24×7 on missing cases only,” Mumbai Police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni said.

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