As many as 47 people, mainly women and children, from Nuwakot have been recorded missing following the April 25 earthquake, the police said.
Nuwakot is one of the 14 hardest hit districts. The police authorities suspect that the web of human trafficking has spread far and wide within the district after the 7.6-magnitude earthquake.
Of the total missing 47 persons including 34 women and 13 children, the whereabouts only 10 have been known. Among them seven are women and three children, according to the District Police Office (DPO), Nuwakot.
Birendra Thapa, Police Inspector at the DPO, Nuwakot told RSS that in many cases, the family persons of missing people file the case of missing in the police station but they do not bother to inform the police authority when their missing persons are found which eventually affects the data.
Inspector Thapa explained that this leads to the increment in the number of missing and decrease in the data of cases of found. RSS