NGO rescues two minor girls from railway station

NEW DELHI: An NGO has helped save three girls — two of them minors — from the New Delhi railway station. The girls were later handed over to the Government Railway Police. According to sources, a volunteer from the NGO found two young girls roaming near the railway station. ‘‘They appeared scared and this prompted the NGO to contact us,’’ said a police officer. Police said the three girls had arrived from Jharkhand on a night train. ‘‘We are not sure whether they were brought to the capital. Contrary to what is being reported, the girls have stated before the Child Welfare Committee that they had come alone from Jharkand after one of them travelled there from Orissa. They claimed that they were domestic workers and that they had visited the city before. The CWC is yet to give us any instructions in this particular case,’’ said additional DCP (Railways) B S Gurjar. Meanwhile, sources at the station claimed it was around 1.30am that the volunteers found the girls — aged 14 and 16 and a woman about 20 years of age. Though these sources claimed that a placement agency owner had brought them from Jharkhand, police denied the claims.  Police said they have put up a special counter to trace girls to prevent trafficking through this station as there has been a significant rise in trafficking in the past one month.

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