THE TRIBUNE CHANDIGARH / Jind, October 5
The local police has rescued an 18-year-old Assam girl from Shahpur village in the district. The rescue followed after the police was told that the girl had been a victim of human trafficking and sold for forced marriage. The victim has been found pregnant.
“The girl was abducted from Kamroop in Assam five months ago on pretext of a job but was sold to a person from Nidana village in the district for Rs 25,000 after three weeks of stay in Delhi,” claimed Rishi Kant , spokesperson of Shakti Vahini, an NGO, which played an instrumental role in tracking the victim and coordinating with her family members.
Claiming that it was one of the several cases of human trafficking that took place in the state, he said majority of the victims were poor and unable to communicate in the local dialect
Alleging that two persons, Raju and Rahul, were the main accused in the case who brought the girl to Delhi and then to Haryana, Rishi Kant said the victim was sold again a few weeks back to another resident of Shahpur village for Rs 60,000. The girl was rescued from a house of Nawab of Shahpur on Monday night after the NGO informed the police. The person who was keeping her in the house as his wife, however, managed to escape. She will be soon handed over to her family after some legal formalities, the police said.
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