Eu­nuchs save teen sold to traf­fick­ers

Gulf News - - India - BY LATA RANI Cor­re­spon­dent

Agroup of eu­nuchs won wide­spread ap­plause after sav­ing a teenage girl sold to hu­man traf­fick­ers.

The 15-year-old res­i­dent of Bi­har’s Nawada district had been on a train headed for Pune when she over­heard the man she was trav­el­ling with in­form­ing some­one that she had been sold for Rs600,000 to a pimp in Pune.

She es­caped when the train pulled into Al­la­habad rail­way sta­tion, where she met the eu­nuchs and in­formed them of her sit­u­a­tion.

The eu­nuchs ac­com­pa­nied the fran­tic teen to Moghul­sarai rail­way sta­tion (now re­named Pt Deen­dayal Upad­hyaya sta­tion) and dropped her off at the home of her mar­ried cousin in Bare vil­lage, Kaimur district.

The cousin ac­com­pa­nied the girl to the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion, where in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that the teenager’s par­ents had sold her to a bro­ker for Rs150,000.

“We have recorded her state­ments and for­warded the mat­ter to her home district in Nawada for fur­ther ac­tion,” Ajay Prasad, the sub-di­vi­sional po­lice of­fi­cial for Kaimur, told the me­dia yes­ter­day.

“The po­lice have reg­is­tered the case against her par­ents and two oth­ers. All are ab­scond­ing.”

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