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Two girls duped into bonded labour rescued

PUBLISHED IN THE TIMES OF INDIA

NEW DELHI: Two minors from West Bengal landed in a trafficking net after they called up an agency that had advertised a job in a newspaper. They accompanied an “officer” of the agency to Delhi but were employed at the house of a businessman as maids without pay. However, one of them managed to call their parents and inform the police, after which they were rescued.

The two girls, aged 16 and 17, are residents of North 24- Parganas and have studied at a local government school.

The West Bengal police contacted an NGO, Shakti Vahini, which then connected them with the AHTU wing of northwest district.Police said a few people, including the employer, have been detained.

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