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Over 60 girls among 123 missing kids in Delhi in Jan

Majority of the over 120 children who went missing in the capital this year were girls.

Majority of the over 120 children who went missing in the capital this year were girls with the north-east district topping the list.

The number of children going missing could rise over last year’s figure of 1,179 if one goes by the rate of such incidents this year.

A total of 123 children went missing this month out of which 64 were girls,a Delhi Police statistics said.

According to the figures,20 children went missing from North-East district followed by South-West and Outer districts at 18 each and East and West districts 15 each.

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The figures for other districts were: South-East 9,North West 7,South 7,Central 5,New Delhi 4 and North 4. The Crime Branch also registered one case.

The maximum number of girls who went missing this year was from North-East district with 12 followed by East 11,Outer and West 9 each and South West 8.

Last year,North-West district had registered the highest number of children missing cases with 250 followed by South-West district 154 and East district 121.

Yesterday,parents of around 50 children who had gone missing in the past few years had approached Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta seeking better police intervention in their cases.

Gupta is understood to have assured them all help in tracing the children.

According to Delhi Police,24 minors,including a new-born baby,were found abandoned in the capital this month.