3 Trafficked Girls Rescued, Woman Broker Arrested
By Express News Service | Published: 04th December 2014 06:02 AM |
BAMRA ( SAMBALPUR ): Three girls who were trafficked to New Delhi, have been rescued by Gobindpur police from the national Capital and a woman arrested on the charges of buying them.
Cops brought the girls to Gobindpur on Wednesday and forwarded the accused woman, Sabita Ekka, to court, which remanded her in judicial custody. The main accused, Kalista Kerketta of Jharkhand, is still at large. The rescued girls are Elina Dungdung (20), Cicilia Dungdung (19) and Celestina Kulu (17) of Jurapali village under Rabga panchayat in Bamra block.
Police said Kalista had lured the girls with a promise to provide them good jobs and salary in Bengaluru. Accordingly, they were taken to Bengaluru where the girls were provided jobs as domestic servants at three houses. The girls, however, were allegedly assaulted by their employers and not paid the promised salary. When they demanded to be sent back home, Kalista took them to New Delhi and sold the girls to Sabita, who runs a placement agency at Rajouri Garden there.
The agency sent the girls to three different locations where they were again employed as domestic help. However, Celestina managed to contact her brother in Kerala and narrated their plight. He informed his family at Jurapali village following which, Celestina’s elder sister Nitya lodged a complaint with Gobindpur police.
Acting on the complaint, police sent a team to New Delhi who tracked down Sabita, a resident of Talsara in Sundargarh. During interrogation, Sabita revealed that Kalista had sold the girls to her agency for `35,000 after which, they were engaged as domestic help.
Police said Sabita has admitted to have engaged more than 200 girls from Sambalpur and Sundargarh districts besides neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand as domestic help in Delhi. Efforts are on to nab Kalista, police said.