Carolyn Malsawmtluangi received the National Bravery Award on Republic Day this year, for rescuing a minor girl from a human trafficker. The Mizoram girl has shared half of her cash reward of Rs 20,000 with the girl she saved. Carolyn went to visit the girl on February 7th and gave her Rs 10,000, who hugged her in return.

Some Takeaways:

  • Carolyn Malsawmtluangi had received the National Bravery Award on Republic Day this year.
  • She stopped a woman trafficker from kidnapping a seven-year-old girl from a neighbouring village.
  • Community Health Action Network (CHAN), an anti-human trafficking group of the Salvation Army Church also awarded Carolyn with an appreciation certificate and a cash prize of Rs 5,000.
  • Carolyn recently visited the girl she had saved and handed half her Bravery Award money to her.

12-year-old Carolyn carried the girl in trafficker’s custody on her shoulders and ran home.

12-year-old Carolyn lives with her grandparents, at the Zuangtui locality in Aizawl city. She received the National Bravery Award this Republic Day, for showing exemplary courage. She stopped the woman who had kidnapped a seven-year-old girl from the neighbouring Thualthu village. Carolyn saw the woman trafficker and the girl in June of 2019, while she was playing volleyball with her friends.

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At that time she thought that they were related. However, when the police raised an alarm over the trafficker, Carolyn became vigilant and initiated a conversation with the woman when she came across her again. She offered to take care of the girl, and as soon as she found the correct moment, she carried the girl in trafficker’s custody on her shoulders and ran home. The police later caught the trafficker. The Mizoram girl who is a student of Muana Primary School later reunited the girl with her family.

“When the kidnapper woman saw Carolyn running with the child, she asked her to stop and threatened to hit her with stones.” He further said, “The woman later identified as Zonunsangi Fanai run after Caroline and pelted stones at her.” – Police offical.

Police official told IANS, “When the kidnapper woman saw Carolyn running with the child, she asked her to stop and threatened to hit her with stones,” further adding, “The woman later identified as Zonunsangi Fanai ran after Caroline and pelted stones at her. Despite this, Carolyn safely brought the abducted child to her home.”  Fanai, the 31-year-old suspect has been sent to judicial custody.

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Community Health Action Network (CHAN), an anti-human trafficking group of the Salvation Army Church also awarded Carolyn with an appreciation certificate and a cash prize of Rs 5,000. CHAN program Director Major Lalliankunga said, “We want to motivate the people, especially the young ones, by honoring Carolyn, who set an example for others.”

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