Missing Cases Increasing In India
Cases of missing children in the country are increasing day by day. From last three years 1.98 lakh children had gone missing and in that 45 percent still remain untraced. Data shows that in 2013 year 79,508, 69,660 (2014) and 48,847 (2015) children had gone missing in the country. Among them, 1.6 lakh children were traced and 1.4 lakh are still missing.
Low conviction rate in kidnapping and abduction of children cases in the country is contributing to the ri-se in the number of cases. Most suspects and accused are acquitted because of poor investigation by the police and other agencies.
In 2014 22,163 were charge sheeted But only 2,357 (26 per cent) were convicted in these cases. The conviction rate was 25 per cent in 2012, and 27.5 per cent and 26.4 per cent in 2013 and 2014 respectively. In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana the conviction rate was 2.2 per cent and 4.6 per cent respectively in 2014.