MP’s 11 minor tribal girls rescued from TN
Eleven minor tribal girls from Shahpura block of Dindori district, were rescued from a thread making factory in Tamil Nadu on FridayUpdated: Sep 15, 2017 22:11 IST
Eleven minor tribal girls from Shahpura block of Dindori district, were rescued from a thread making factory in Tamil Nadu on Friday and have been brought back to be handed back to their families. Two of agents have also been arrested.
Police suspect they were victims of human trafficking and were going to be pushed into prostitution by the agents, who had promised their parents that they would be paid Rs 6000 per month for their daughters.
Dindori, one of the most backward districts of the state is around 450 km from Bhopal. There have been several instances of tribal girls being taken from villages by agents for domestic work and then sold as prostitutes.
Talking to Hindustan Times over phone Dindori SP Simala Prasad said, “A couple of things aroused our suspicion. For starters they had made fake Aadhar cards and many girls had the same date of birth. Also if their ultimate destination was working in a thread factory, why were only girls taken? Moreover, the girls were taken without informing the nearest police station – which has become a norm in these parts if anyone is migrating to another district for work.”
A team of two cops was rushed by plane from Dindori to Chennai and the girls were rescued with the help of local police.
The SP said that all the rescued girls were between 15 and 17 years, and from impoverished tribal families. The SP said that recently they rescued a tribal girl from the district who had been taken to Delhi on the pretext of being employed as domestic help but had been sold for prostitution. Earlier we had rescued a girl from Tikamgarh, who had similarly been sold and forced to work as prostitute.
First Published: Sep 15, 2017 22:11 IST