AIZAWL, Dec 14 - Twenty Rohingya women who had been rescued from different locations in Mizoram since April last year, are still languishing in either police stations or protective homes in the state, officials said.
The Rohingya women, who are suspected victims of human trafficking, were rescued from different places in Mizoram.
Police sources said the Rohingya women were trafficked from Bangladesh and were meant to be transported to Myanmar via Mizoram. Police suspect the involvement of human traffickers operating in the Sabulara area in Bangladesh where the Rohingya refugees were given shelter.
While most of them were handed over to NGOs and are being sheltered at women protective homes, eight of them who were arrested at Vairengte near the Assam border on April 23 last year, are still sheltered at Vairengte Police Station.
Police from Vairengte said keeping eight women in their police station has become an additional burden, not to mention space constraint.