HUMAN TRAGEDY: Hill girl ‘sold’

HUMAN TRAGEDY: Hill girl ‘sold’ – the lust for inhumane profits ?!!

FROM THE TELEGRAPH CORRESPONDENT

Gangtok, July 23: A 15-year-old girl of Sikkim was sold for Rs 50,000 in Haryana after she was lured to Delhi with the promise of a job, her father has alleged in a police complaint.

Anita Biswakarma of Temi in South Sikkim, who had paid Rs 2,000 to the girl’s father before taking her in January, has been arrested.

Chandra Bahadur Bhujel, a day labourer in East Sikkim’s Lower Bardang, said in the complaint yesterday that Anita had had told him that his daughter would work as a domestic help on a monthly salary of Rs 5,000. In Delhi, Anita’s husband Rajendra Jaat sold the minor to a person at Jhajjar in Haryana for Rs 50,000.

Jaat is said to be a resident of Jhajjar.

Recently, the girl called a villager at Bardang saying she had been sold for prostitution, said deputy-inspector general (range) of Sikkim police N. Sridhar Rao.

Efforts were being made to trace the girl and the accused Jaat. “Once the location is identified, we will take assistance of the local police to rescue the girl.” Rao added.

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