According to police sources, 5000 persons were registered missing, out of which 3000 are girls.
Sister Sevti Panna of Jashpur-based NGO Gramin Vikas Kendra claimed that placement agencies are behind this racket as they lure women with good job prospects but after some days these women go missing.
Panna claimed that these agencies bungle half the money promised to the women. The women work as domestic servants and are often subjected to physical and mental torture, she said.
Claiming that a number of placement agencies in Mumbai and Delhi have religious names, which they use to convince parents to send their girls to the cities, Panna said women leave their villages for the glitz and glamour of city life.
"The placement agencies give the women a new name and this makes tracing them a difficult task. The women are left unassisted in the hustle and bustle of the city life," she said.
Additional Director Of Police (Crime) Ramnivas said that the police is taking action against all such errant placement agencies and the idea of taking help of the NGO's is being deliberated upon.
Times of India.