11 year-old Carolyn of Mizoram saved a minor from kidnapper, to be awarded national bravery award
MIZORAM [Maha Media]: Carolyn Malsawmtluangi, aged just 11, this little girl from Mizoram has become an epitome of courage and quick presence of mind by saving a minor from being abducted. A student of class four in Muana Primary School, Carolyn not only mustered the courage to rescue a child from the clutches of her kidnapper, but also reunited her with her family after four days.
“On June 10 (last year), Carolyn spotted a 31-year-old young woman, accompanied by a child, both new to her locality. Carolyn immediately picked up the girl, carried her on her back and ran towards her home. When the kidnapper woman saw Carolyn running with the child, she asked her to stop and threatened to hit her with stones. The woman later identified as Zonunsangi Fanai run after Caroline and pelted stones at her. Despite this, Carolyn safely brought the abducted child to her home,” a police official said.
Fanai was subsequently arrested by the police for trying to traffic the seven-year-old girl and was sent to judicial custody. Hailing from Zuangtui Vengthar, a locality on the northeastern outskirts of capital Aizawl, Carolyn lives with her grandparents after her father left them a few years ago. Community Health Action Network (CHAN), an anti-human trafficking group of the Salvation Army Church, last year honoured the daring girl with an appreciation certificate and a cash prize of Rs 5,000.
CHAN programme Director Major Lalliankunga said the girl was felicitated for her exemplary courage and shrewdness in saving the seven-year-old girl from being abducted by a woman. “We want to motivate the people, especially the young ones, by honouring Carolyn, who set an example for others,” he said. Another braveheart of Assam - 11-year-old boy Kamal Krishna Das in September, 2018 jumped into the flooded Brahmaputra river thrice to save his mother, aunt and a stranger.