Bihar: KBC contestant gets death threat for fighting human trafficking

  • IANS, Patna
  • Updated: Dec 30, 2015 16:03 IST
Fatima Khatoon, trafficked at the age of nine in the name of marriage, had won kudos from Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on his show Kaun Banega Crorepati last year. (Screengrab)

An unidentified man has threatened to kill Fatima Khatoon, fighting against prostitution and human trafficking in Bihar’s Araria district and a star of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ contest last year, police said on Wednesday.

“Fatima has received threatening call on her mobile phone repeatedly in last few days,” a district police official said.

While lodging a police complaint in Farbisganj in this regard, the 29-year-old Khatoon, a mother of six children, has sought police help as unidentified caller warned her to damage her house as well.

“Police have begun a probe into her case,” the police official said.

Last year, Khatoon was in the news for receiving kudos from Amitabh Bachchan on his popular show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and won Rs 25 lakh.

Khatoon was trafficked at the age of nine for marriage but was later forced to join prostitution. She ran away from the red light areas, risking her life and later launched an anti-trafficking campaign.

According to her, in 2004, she began the first women’s group inside the red light area in Forbesganj.

She now organises women to fight for their own rights and the rights of their daughters to live a life free of sexual exploitation.

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