Minor girl allegedly sold by mother for Rs. 1 lakh to traffickers, rescued


NATIONAL | September 16, 2019:

In a horrific incident, a minor girl was allegedly sold by her mother to traffickers and was later rescued from Bawana by the Delhi Commission for Women said on Sunday.

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The panel said that on September 15, she was asked to accompany her mother to her sister's place in Badarpur, but instead she took her to a hotel in Nizamuddin, where her mother had a deal with a guy named Shahid and has asked her to go along with him.

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Shahid, instead, took her to his house at Ishwar Colony in Bawana village, the panel claimed.

The DCW said that there were many other girls present at Shahid's house, who told her that her mother had sold her for Rs. 1 lakh.

However, the girl somehow managed to escape from Shahid's house and reached her locality, where her neighbours helped her and also called the Delhi Commission for Women's 181 helpline, the panel said.

The DCW team immediately rushed to the spot and took the girl to the local police station, it said.

The girl used to live with her mother, stepfather and four siblings.

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The girl had also informed that her mother had also sold her one-year-old brother last month to a trafficker as she was under debt and in order to pay it off, she had sold her child, the panel claimed.

It said that the police have registered a case in the matter but are yet to make any arrests. The girl was sent to a shelter home, according to the DCW.

Source: TNN