By Bijendra Ahlawat ,Jind, July 19
A 23-year-old girl from a poor family, who was allegedly kidnapped from Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal a few weeks ago, has been recovered from here last evening. The victim was allegedly held captive and gang-raped by three persons. The police has shifted the victim to Nari Niketan in Karnal till her repatriation. An NGO has approached the police here to help it to handover the victim to her parents. Though a case has been registered, no arrests have been made so far.The girl told the police that she was abducted by some persons, including a woman identified as Bala Devi on June 14, when she had gone for a medical check-up at Jalpaiguri Sadar hospital.
Her kin looked for her at every possible spot, but they did not get any information till yesterday when the parents of the girl and NGO Shakti Vahini got a call from the police about the missing girl.The girl was traced in Jind, according to Rishi Kant, a spokesperson for the NGO. He said he contacted the police in Jind after he got a feedback about the victim and found that she was gang-raped by three persons, who were still to be identified.
Sadar SHO Suresh Pal said the girl had revealed the name of a woman, but did not know the names of other accused.The girl’s father has been informed. He along with a police team will come to Jind on July 21. The girl was likely to be produced in a local court on that date, said Kant, who claimed that his NGO would repatriate the victim at its cost.
The girl could be a victim of human trafficking mafia that had been active over the years and involved in bringing girls from poverty-stricken regions of West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orrisa for the purpose of selling them as brides in the region, claimed Kant.