NEW DELHI: Upping its ante against human trafficking, the horror of which was brought to light by the battered baby Falak’s case recently, the Home Ministry has sent an advisory to the state governments to undertake concerted efforts to trace missing children, who often end up becoming victims of trafficking.
The ministry has also sought report from the Delhi police in the Falak case after it was found that her mother was being trafficked. “It is a case of human trafficking. We are seeking report from the Delhi police,” said Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry B Bhamathi here.
The Delhi police were probing the case to trace people responsible for the grave injuries inflicted on the infant.
The baby was brought to AIIMS trauma centre on January 18 with severe head injury, both her arms broken, bite marks all over her body and cheeks branded with hot iron. In the backdrop of the ghastly incident, the MHA has sent an advisory to all the states on missing children and the measures needed to prevent trafficking and trace the children. “The advisory envisages a cohesive approach among all the stakeholders - the state government and the police - for tracing missing children, as in most cases these children become victims of human trafficking,” Bhamathi added.