3 booked for selling 26-year-old woman for ₹1.5 lakh in Rajasthan; case transferred to Kalyan police near Mumbai
The accused are absconding.mumbai Updated: Feb 10, 2018 01:28 IST
A month after three people were booked in Rajasthan for selling a 26-year-old woman for Rs1.5 lakh, the case has been transferred to the Mahatma Phule police station in Kalyan.
Police said the woman and her mother had been searching for a job in January last year, when they met the main accused Vishnu Sharma, his wife Mala and relative Manohar. “The three gave the woman and her mother work as labourers in Kalyan for the next three to four months,” said R Diwekar, assistant inspector, Mahatma Phule police station.
Vishnu then told the woman and her mother that he could arrange for them to work in Rajasthan, as there were no jobs in Kalyan. “The women said they were hesitant to move to Rajasthan as they did not know the area. Vishnu assured them, saying Mala would also join the same firm,” added Diwekar.
In June, the two women were taken to Rajasthan. After two days, Vishnu asked the woman’s mother to return to Kalyan, saying only her daughter had secured a job. She, however, refused.
“A few days later, the woman’s mother got a call from her relatives, who called her to Jalna citing a medical emergency. The woman went to Jalna and then returned to Rajasthan, to find out how her daughter was. The accused said they did not know where the 26-year-old was. The mother returned to Kalyan, where she worked for a few days, saved the money she had earned and went back to Rajasthan. The mother returned to Rajasthan several times to find her daughter. A month ago, Vishnu said he sold her daughter to a man for Rs1.5 lakh. He asked the woman to pay him the same sum if she wanted her daughter back,” said Diwekar.
Police have formed teams to trace the accused. No arrests have been made yet.