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Teenage Bengal girl rescued from Gurgaon house


A teenage girl, a native of Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, was rescued from a doctor’s house here on Wednesday within hours of her mother approaching the local police with a missing complaint. The girl was rescued in a joint raid by the Gurgaon Police and non-government organisation Shakti Vahini.

The 15-year-old girl was trafficked from her native place allegedly by one Meenu who took her to Gaya in Bihar. After staying there for two days, Meenu brought the girl to Delhi. One more woman along with two girls accompanied Meenu from Bihar.

On reaching Delhi, Meenu allegedly handed over the girl to Baburaj, who runs a placement agency in Shakurpur. The girl purportedly revealed during counselling that she was beaten up by Baburaj for no reason. Baburaj supplied her as a domestic help in Punjabi Bagh a few days later and recently placed her in the house of a doctor in Gurgaon.

On Wednesday, the girl managed to make a call to her mother in her native village and her mother in turn informed the local police.

“The Kalchini police station officer in-charge contacted us and told us about the girl. We then carried out a joint raid with the police and rescued the girl. The girl had gone missing from her house in January 13, but her family was too scared to report the matter to the police,” said Shakti Vahini activist Rishi Kant.

The girl was taken to hospital after being rescued and then given shelter at a children’s home.

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