Two held for trafficking girls to Delhi

TIMES OF INDIA

GUWAHATI: The Hatigaon Police on Saturday night nabbed two men from the area who are involved in a human trafficking racket. The arrested duo – Md Abdul Rashid (19) of Dhubri district and Rafiqul Islam (18) of Mangaldoi – were charged with selling two girls from the Hatigaon area in New Delhi.

According to the police, Rashid and Islam, who were working at a construction site, eloped with two girls to New Delhi last month, promising them they would get married there. “However, after reaching New Delhi, they sold the girls to a man named Raju. Then they again came back to the city to repeat the crime. One of them had already managed to get another girl to fall in love with him and was planning to leave the city soon with her,” said a policeman at Hatigaon PS.

According to the mother of one of the trafficked girls, her daughter called home a few days back and informed her about the matter.”My daughter called me and said how these two men betrayed her and the other girl in the name of love. I knew the two men for some time and complained to the police. Now I want the police to rescue my daughter and her friend from those flesh traders,” said the mother of the victim.

The city police said they have already informed their New Delhi counterparts and asked them to rescue the girls. “We have alerted Delhi Police about the matter and the girls’ photographs have been sent to them too,” added the police.

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