13 Feb '11, 9am

A 17-year old boy, who was said to have been trafficked to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, India, will be repatri...

A 17-year old boy, who was said to have been trafficked to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, India, will be repatriated to the country within two to three days. Thimphu police officials said the boy, Sonam, had been first abducted from the country, taken across the border through Gomtu and sold for what the boy later claimed over the phone to his father, for Indian rupees 20,000 (S$560). Officials said the father, a taxi driver, had lodged the complaint of his missing son on February 7, following a phone call from his son, pleading to be rescued from an abusive Kashmiri resident. The father, Ugyen, said he had received phone calls from his son two weeks ago, but since he did not sound agitated, presumed he was working and earning somewhere in Srinagar. Soon after the complaint was lodged, the police consulted foreign ministry officials to take up the matter with the Indian em...

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