Nepalese girls rescued from Indian brothels
Nineteen girls aged between 16 and 20 and four minors including two boys sold by traffickers to the brothels have been rescued.india Updated: May 12, 2006 11:08 IST
Some 23 girls and minors have been rescued from brothels in Mumbai and Pune by Indian and Nepalese non-governmental organisations with the help of Indian Police.
Nineteen girls aged between 16 and 20 and four minors including two boys sold by traffickers to the brothels have been rescued by Maiti Nepal in association with Rescue Foundation Mumbai and with help of Indian security personnel, said Sarita Banskota, Information Officer at Maiti Nepal.
The girls, mainly from Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk districts neighbouring Kathmandu, were lured to the brothels in India by brokers with promise of jobs, she said.
Police had also arrested four brokers involved in the incident after the Maiti Nepal identified them.
The girls have been staying in the brothels for between two months to one year.
They have been brought to rehabilitation centre of the Maiti Nepal at Gaushala in Kathmandu and three of the minors have been handed over to their parents.
The four brokers involved in trafficking the girls are now in custody at Gaushala ward police office and further investigation is being carried out to take necessary legal action against them, Maiti Nepal said.