29% of Kids Kidnapped in Thane This Year Not yet Traced: Cops

The statistics were released on the occasion of Children’s Day on Thursday.

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More than 800 children were kidnapped from areas under the Thane police commissionerate till now this year, of which 29 percent were yet to be traced, the police said on Friday, 15 November.

Till 13 November 2019, 803 children were kidnapped under the jurisdiction of Thane police commissionerate, of which 570 were traced, the city police said in a release.

The remaining 233 kids, or 29 percent, were yet to be found, the release said.

The statistics were released on the occasion of Children's Day on Thursday.

In 2018, a total of 1,025 children were kidnapped, of which 901 were rescued, the police said.

Altogether 1,828 children were kidnapped in 2018 and 2019 (till 13 November) and of these 1,190 were girls, they said.

A week-long programme on issues related to children, including their rights and exploitation through various forms of work, is being organised throughout the commissionerate.

The programme started on 14 November.

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