Kerala records 66,838 missing cases in last 6 years; 7408 cases this year

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Kottayam/Kochi: As per Kerala Police data, 66,838 missing cases were registered in Kerala during the last six years while the numbers this year till September stood at 7,408. More than 80 per cent of the missing persons either returned or were found. As many as 16,637 individuals went missing from 2016 to 2018 January. However in the same period, 13,765 returned or were found.

The data on missing cases grabbed headlines as probe on Kadavanthra woman missing case led to unearthing of Elanthoor human sacrifices.

Also Kerala Police Chief has directed officials to vigilantly follow women and child missing cases in the wake of human sacrifice case.

Earlier, the number of missing person cases had gained attention when ISIS issue dogged the limelight.

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