A 22-year-old girl trafficked from Assam’s Dhubri district was rescued by police from Haryana. The trafficker, identified as Sagiqul Islam, has been arrested by Dhubri police.
Police said an eight member team of Dhubri Police led by Sub Inspector Sanjay Buragohain conducted an operation with the help of local police and rescued the girl from Thowgaon area in Haryana.
Arrested trafficker is a resident of Kalgachia in Barpeta district of lower Assam. The rescued girl, who is a resident of Bilasipara of Dhubri district, is now in the safe custody of Dhubri Police, sources revealed.
A case was registered by the family members of victim girl with the Bilasipara police station bearing case no 1128 /2017 U/S 120 (b)/ 371/372 of IPC.
Minor girls, mostly Muslim, from West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand and Orissa are trafficked to states like Haryana where there is skewed sex ratio and are sold off to middle-aged men as slaved brides. In most of the cases the identity of these girls, from their names to cultural traits, is changed, said an NGO activist.