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Missing Arunachal girl found in Noida

A young girl from Arunachal Pradesh has been reported missing after travelling to Delhi to meet her Facebook friend.

By: Express Web Desk | Kohima | Updated: December 1, 2017 10:47:43 pm
Jenti Bellai is a resident of Tezu in Lohit district

A young girl from Arunachal Pradesh who went missing in Delhi has been traced to Noida, reported quoting IPS officer Robin Hibu. Jenti Bellai, a resident of Tezu in Lohit district, had reportedly left for Delhi, without the knowledge of her parents, to meet a man who had befriended her on social networking site Facebook. The man, identified as Ahtar Hassan, allegedly promised her a job in Delhi.

Bellai’s parents and friends have not been able to establish contact with her since. Bellai’s parents alerted the police when they realised their daughter’s phone was switched off and her Facebook profile inactive. The crime branch (missing person) unit in Delhi has been alerted by the local police, who have also registered a case. The DCP Crime branch Delhi has also been apprised of the matter for immediate help.

Lured with lucrative jobs and a chance of a good life in the cities, young people from interiors of northeast India have often fallen prey to fraudsters, and even to human-traffickers. Many have gone missing after being wooed over social media by men residing in major cities of the country.

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