Sunday, April 12, 2015
tribal girl sold by brother rescued, 8 detained
RANCHI/RAMGARH: A 20-year-old tribal girl, who was allegedly sold by her brother for Rs 10,000, was rescued from Ramgarh railway station late on Friday. Eight persons were detained for questioning, police said on Saturday.
The incident came to light after a railway police constable saw the girl, a resident of Sikidiri village in Ranchi district, being forced to board a train at Ramgarh station. The girl told the constable that she was forced to marry a 32-year-old deaf and mute man, Dhonu Yadav, from Allahabad. The groom and his three relatives and three others, including trafficker Neval Mahato alias Nevlal, were detained immediately. Her brother, Prem Bedia, too, was taken for interrogation.
Mithilesh Ram, officer in charge of GRP Ramgarh, said, "The girl said she did not want to marry the man but was forced to. She said her brother got Rs 10,000 from the trafficker (Mahato)." The GRP handed over the seven men to Sikidiri police on Saturday. However, no FIR has been lodged yet. OC of Sikidiri police station Laxman Singh said, "We are interrogating them. Once we understand the matter, we will consult higher officials and take further action."