Kidnapping of Woman in Assam, India

On average, around 10 woman are being kidnapped each day in the state of Assam in India. In the first nine months of 2013, security agencies in the state have recorded 2,274 woman as being kidnapped. Police estimate that 60 percent of the kidnappings are linked to human trafficking.

In 2012, the number of kidnapping cases reported in Assam was 3,360.

Source: Pranjal Baruah, “10 women are kidnapped in state every day, say police,” Times of India, October 22, 2013.