Aizawl: An 11-year-old girl from Aizawl’s Zuangtui Vengthar, Caroline Malsawmtluangi, who saved a minor from being abducted on June 12, was felicitated by a church and an NGO for her exemplary courage on Monday.
Community Health Action Network (CHAN), an anti-human trafficking group of the Salvation Army Church, honoured the girl with an appreciation certificate and a cash prize of Rs 5,000 at a function held in Temple Square.
CHAN programme director Major Lalliankunga said the girl was being felicitated for her exemplary courage and shrewdness in saving a seven-year-old girl from being abducted by a woman.
“We want to motivate the people, especially the young ones, by honouring Caroline, who set an example for others,” he said.
Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP), the lone women’s body of Mizoram, also felicitated Caroline with a citation and Rs 5,000 at a function held in its office in Aizawl. The association hailed the girl for her courage and shrewdness and wished her for a better future.
On June 12, Caroline rescued a minor who was being abducted from Thualthu village in south Lunglei district by a woman for trafficking. Putting her life at stake, the Class IV student of Muana Primary School at Zuangtui carried the child on her back and ran as fast as she could while the abductor went to collect money from manual labourers.
The accused, identified as Zonunsangi Fanai (31), a resident of Thualthu village, chased Caroline and pelted stones at her. Despite this, the girl safely brought the abducted child to her home.
Fanai was arrested by police and was sent to judicial custody.