Delhi girl rescued from prostitution gang in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh, hospitalised
A 16-year-old girl, who went missing in Delhi on February 23, is receiving treatment at Hanumangarh district hospital in Rajasthan for genital and internal injuries after she was rescued from a human trafficking gang on March 28.jaipur Updated: Apr 02, 2017 20:08 IST
A 16-year-old girl, who went missing in Delhi on February 23, is receiving treatment at Hanumangarh district hospital in Rajasthan for genital and internal injuries after she was rescued from a human trafficking gang on March 28, police said.
Locals, including traders, took out a candlelight march in Hanumangarh on Sunday evening, demanding arrest of people involved in the girl’s trafficking.
The Hanumangarh police and the child welfare committee (CWC) rescued the girl abducted from Delhi and sold to a Rajasthan woman for prostitution.
Police said the girl’s father filed a case against unknown persons on February 23 at Aman Vihar police station in Delhi.
The girl was conned by a youth, Golu, a relative of her old neighbour Nisha who moved somewhere else in Delhi about a year ago. Golu took the girl with Nisha to a place in Delhi and married her by deceit, police said.
Nisha and Golu brought her to Hanumangarh and sold her for ₹1 lakh to Manju Agarwal, a trafficking and prostitution handler. They then returned to Delhi, police said.
The girl told police that she was assaulted, sexually abused and raped for a week before she got in touch with a woman, who lived in the neighbourhood.
CWC chairman Jodha Singh said they got a tip-off about the girl on March 28 and informed police who then raided the house and rescued her. The girl narrated her ordeal to the CWC.
“Manju forced her to have sex with customers and was supplied to some hostels,” said an officer who was part of the rescue team.
The Delhi police sent a team on March 29 for investigations. Sources said more sections would be added to the FIR after the probe.
Deputy superintendent of police (Hanumangarh circle) Virendra Kumar Jakhar said the victim’s statement revealed that a sex racket involving girls from other states was being run in the district.
Hanumangarh superintendent of police Bhuvan Bhushan Yadav said they were considering registering a separate case for the crime committed in their jurisdiction under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
After the girl’s trafficking was known, Hanumangarh police raided over a dozen places and arrested 18 sex workers and nine handlers in the last three days. The arrested were booked under the prevention of immoral trafficking Act (PITA).