DCW rescues teen sold off by mother to trafficker for ` 1L
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) rescued a 15-year-old girl who was allegedly sold off by her mother to a trafficker for Rs 1 lakh.
The incident occurred on September 8 when Nisha’s (name changed) mother told her that they were going to her sister’s place in Badarpur but instead took her to a hotel in Nizamuddin. There, the girl’s mother told her that a man named Shahid would take her home. However, Shahid took her to his house at Ishwar Colony in Bawana Village. Nisha was told that she was sold off by her mother.
The girl, however, managed to escape the next day with just Rs 10 in her pocket. “She managed to reach her locality in Bawana JJ Colony and asked her neighbors for help, who called on the 181 helpline. A DCW team took her to the police station,” an official said on Sunday.
The girl told DCW that her mother was contacted by a child trafficker, Abdul, who had offered Rs 1 lakh to marry Nisha off to a 62-year-old man in Haryana. She alleged that her mother had also sold off her 1-year-old brother last month.
Police have registered an FIR and the girl has been moved to a shelter home.