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Sold as bride, Bengal teen rescued from Noida

10714128_10152677957934123_8236764412412949652_oSHAKTI VAHINI PRESS RELEASE DATED 12 October 2014

A recent case of human trafficking for the purpose of forced marriage came into light after teen girl was rescued from Tulsi Vihar, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida by Dadri Police and Shakti Vahini, an Anti-human trafficking organisation, on 9th October, 2014. A rescue operation was conducted by the Local police and Shakti Vahini after a tip off by a phone call made by the victim few days back.

Victim girl, who hails from a poor family of North 24 parganas, West Bengal was lured on the pretext of marriage by one Akhtar Ali and was then sold off to a lady in Delhi one and a half months ago. The victim said that Akhtar promised her to marry and hence she came to Delhi with him, later she was handed over to an unknown lady in Delhi and this lady further handed her over to another lady in Khatana Village, Noida.

A deal was finalised with one 65 year old man named Rameshwar from Tulsi Vihar, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida for Rs 50,000/-. Rameshwar purchased the victim girl like a commodity to marry her off with his 30 year old handicapped son named Tinnu. She was confined in the house and was not allowed to go out. One day seeing an opportunity, she made a call to her uncle who later informed Shakti Vahini about the matter.

 Shakti Vahini approached the superintendent of police CID, Anti Human Trafficking Unit and a rescue team was formed followed by rescue of the girl from the house of Rameshwar Sharma. An FIR has already been registered in 24 North Pargana under relevant sections of IPC.

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