Friday, May 17, 2013
Girl sold for Rs 50,000 in Haryana
Guwahati: Delhi, Haryana and Mumbai have emerged as the biggest markets for women from Assam. A student of class IX was kidnapped on January 26 and illegally sold by middlemen in Haryana. The student was an Assamese girl of 15 years old.Her groom, an old man enough to be her father allegedly brought her for Rs 70,000. The girl however managed to escape and later police rescued her.As per official records from Assam, in the last decade around 139 girls were rescued by police and anti-trafficking organizations from these states. In 2011-12, around 26 girls were rescued from Mumbai, 11 from Haryana, while 38 from New Delhi. In 2002-2012, around 341 girls were rescued from various states.There are fake placement agencies in Delhi which lure girls from remote parts of Assam with jobs. The girls are then sold to agents in Haryana, who in return, sell them to grooms in Hisar. This district, incidentally, has one of the lowest sex ratios in the country, the victim told.The officials from Assam claimed that girls mostly from Assam and other parts on the north east are sold for anything between Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh at Surya Nagar Market of Hisar.