The two missing tribal women of Nimmalgudem, interior village in Konta block of Chhattisgarh situated along the volatile Andhra Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border, still remained untraceable.
Madvi Parvati (21), wife of Madvi Bhaskar, who is a two months pregnant, and Kovasi Somidi (15), daughter of Kovasi Idma and Kovasi Aite, have been missing since January 12.
Their relatives have accused the policemen from Andhra Pradesh of whisking the duo away from their village on January 12. They ran from pillar to post seeking the intervention of the authorities to trace the two missing women in vain.
The grief stricken relatives of the duo narrated the whole episode to the members of a fact-finding committee of the Human Rights Forum (HRF) during the latter’s visit to the village on January 16. They alleged that the personnel of a special police party from Andhra Pradesh forcibly taken away the two tribal women. P Jogamma, mother of Parvati, and Kovasi Aite, mother of Somidi, have faxed a letter to the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court with an appeal to ensure the safety of their daughters.
However, the police officers of the district rebutted the charges. In a statement, HRF State general secretary V.S. Krishna demanded that the government should ensure the release of the two tribal women and their reunion with their families. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports said on Saturday night that local villagers spotted two women being taken into the forests by some unidentified persons near Dhanvaipeta in Charla mandal late in the night.