Two girls and five teenagers who have been missing from Ward No. 8 of Bhangha Municipality in Mahottari district since Tuesday have been found in Sitamarhi district of Bihar state of India and the process of bringing them back has been started, according to Nepal Police.
According to DIG Dhiraj Pratap Singh, Chief of Police of Province No. 2, Indian police officials have started the process of handing over all the girls to the Nepal Police team.
“A team of Nepali police officers will return to Nepal by evening with the girls,” said DIG Singh.
They were found at the Sitamarhi railway station with the help of locals.
Singh said that the fact that they came to India after they came to Nepal will be revealed.
How were they lost?
They had gone to Dharampur in Ward No. 8 of Bhangha Municipality to cut grass and had been without contact since Tuesday afternoon.
The search was launched after the girls, who had gone to mow the lawn near the house, did not return home till late.
The search was launched in coordination with the Indian police after the police received the news of their disappearance.
All the missing have been found stranded near the Sitamarhi district railway station in Bihar. They were rescued after locals informed the police.
“Nepali teenagers and girls have said that they are going to become singers in Mumbai, India,” said an Indian police official.
“They all reached Sitamarhi by bus from Bhittamod Naka,” said SP Ashok Kumar Singh of Railway Police Sitamarhi.
How are they doing now?
He was trying to reach Mumbai by train but was stranded due to a lack of details, said SP Singh.
According to him, the girls were brought to the Sitamarhi Railway Police Office by the locals. Singh said that all of them were fed by the police.
They have 10 to 18 years. Police said that all of them belonged to the Paswan community.
It is said that they are all daughters of the same tol and brothers.
Stating that Nepal Police and Armed Border Security Force (BSF) Indian officials have also reached the Sitamarhi Railway Police Station, Singh said, “The process of handing over to Nepal has started.”
The girls, who were walking from their house to mow the grass, said that they were not abducted or tempted when they reached Sitamarhi. She herself has said that she is going to Mumbai to become a ‘singer’.
According to SP Dinesh Acharya of Mahottari, police officers from both sides are in the process of understanding the girl child in Sitamarhi.