Women trafficking gang busted in Singrauli; hotel sealed in Khajuraho after minor's rescue

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
  • Updated: Aug 26, 2015 20:39 IST

Fatima (name changed), 26, a resident of Singrauli district, had left her village with a man for love. Her dream of a cheerful marital life was, however, shattered when she was sold to a woman, who in turn sold her to a man, who resold her to another person.

The Singrauli police on Monday claimed to have busted an inter-state women trafficking gang, arresting two persons, including a woman from Rajasthan, while the rest of the gang members are absconding.

Apart from Fatima, police also rescued another woman from Jaipur, who is a resident of Deosar town.

Fatima, after being rescued by the police from a village near Jaipur, said that she was in a relationship with a man named Sirazuddin, a resident of her village and her relative.

About three months ago, she decided to leave her husband and get married to Sirazuddin and left the village. Sirazuddin, along with two of his friends, sold her to Kamla Jat at Rs 1.30 lakh in Jaipur. Fatima’s name was changed and she was sold to one Surendra Kumar Jat at Rs 3 lakh.

Surendra further sold her to a man, who was forcing her into prostitution. Fatima, somehow, managed to flee and called up her family members, who informed Jiyawan police station of the district.

Additional superintendent of police (ASP) Suryakant Sharma said that a team was sent to Jaipur to rescue Fatima. According to her statement, Kamla Jat was arrested and brought to Singrauli after being produced in a local court in Jaipur.

Sharma said that Kamla and Sirazuddin had confessed to have sold nearly 12 women and girls from Singrauli district and nearby areas.

After minor’s rescue Khajuraho hotel sealed

The police on Tuesday sealed the Khajuraho hotel from where a 10-year-old Haryana girl was rescued two days ago from the clutches of a woman. They have also arrested manager of the hotel Shiv Shakti, Umesh Ahirwar, for providing accommodation to the couple without checking the woman’s identity.

Meanwhile, two local residents, Bharat Anuragi and Prem Raikwar, who had brought Mamta Mishra, the accused, with them to hotel and helped her in getting room, have also been booked.

According to police the duo had stayed in a room close to that of Mishra’s. Police have arrested Bharat, while Prem is managed to escape. During interrogation on Tuesday, the accused confessed that she had planned to push the girl into flesh trade or sell her.

She also admitted that she was involved in prostitution, following which the Haryana and Khajuraho police have booked her under various sections of IPC.

On Sunday morning, the Khajuraho police had rescued the girl from Mishra. According to Khajuraho station officer, KG Shukla, police have recorded the statement of child’s parents.

“The child’s father (name withheld) told police that on August 15, Mishra had met him at a market in Faridabad and told him that she was looking for a job. As she had sought his help, the victim’s father had taken her home. He told police that after the woman had disappeared with the child on August 17, they lodged a missing complaint with the police,” he said.

The girl’s parents are still under the scanner, as Mishra told police that during her stay at their (the girl’s) residence both of them (the child’s parents) had consumed liquor.

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