Friday, April 19, 2013
Cops rescue trafficked Malda girl
On April 6, the girl went missing from her house in village Rajnagar following which her father, a daily wage earner, lodged a police complaint the next day. In his complaint, the victim's father alleged that one of his distant relatives and his wife Kakali - had taken advantage of the family's poverty-stricken condition and forcibly taken the girl to Delhi to get her married to a wealthy man. Police had then registered a missing diary.
Four days back, the victim called up her mother and said she had been sold at a red light area in Delhi and forced into the flesh trade. The girl said she was using a client's phone to call and reportedly begged her parents to rescue her.
On being informed by the victim's parents, police initiated a probe and rescued the girl from a hideout at Milki..
SP Kalyan Mukherjee said the accused and the victim were produced in court on Thursday. "We have produced both the rescued girl and Mithu at court today and taken them in police custody. We are yet to arrest the duo. A search is on to nab them."
Meanwhile, three school girls - aged between 14 and 17 years - who had gone missing on April 16 at Mahadipur in the English Bazar police station area were rescued from Lucknow railway station by railway police on Wednesday night. The SP that Malda police are on their way to Lucknow to bring back the girls.
A minor girl of Malda was rescued from Delhi red light area. One of the traffickers was arrested. The girl was missing since 6th April and was trafficked in the name of marriage. Police are looking for two more of the traffickers.
It is learnt that 16 year old Sipra Choudhury (name changed) was missing since 6th of this month from her house of village Rajnagar under Kaliachak police station. Her father , daily labourer Basu Choudhury lodged a complaint to police next day. He alleged that his distant relative Pankaj Choudhury and his wife Kakali had taken Sipra with them to Delhi.
Sipra was the fourth of the seven children of the poor family. Taking the chance of their abject poverty Sipra was lured to marry a wealthy groom and was taken to Delhi without the consent of her parents. Police recorded a missing diary.
Four days back, Sipra called her mother Chanchala and claimed that she had been sold in a red light area of Delhi. She was forced to involve in the trade. She took the chance of a calling with the phone of a client. Mother claimed that Sipra begged to be rescued. Getting this phone her parents again visited Kaliachak police station. Police began an enquiry.
Police came to know that Pankaj and Kakali had sold Sipra to one Mithu Rajak of trafficking net who later took the girl to Delhi. Pressure from police finally led Mithu to take the girl back to Malda. She was kept in a hideout at Milki under English Bazaar Police Station and police raided the den last night to rescue the girl. Mithu too was arrested.
Police Super Kalyan Mukherjee said, "We have produced both the rescued girl and Mithu to court today and taken them in police custody. However, we could not arrest Pankaj and Kakali yet. Search is on."
Meanwhile, three school girls ---all between 14 to 17 years---were missing from 16th April at Mahadipur under English Bazaar Police station. Fursed Sk, Sera Sk and Rafajul Sk, the guardians of these girls lodged complaint to police separately. Police had informed all the railway stations. Finally they were rescused from Lucknow station by railway police on 17th April night. SP said that Malda police are on way to Lucknow to bring back the girls. TOI
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