Bhubaneswar: A minor girl of Sundergarh district, who was allegedly trafficked to Rajasthan in December 2017, was rescued by the Delhi Commission for Women on Thursday. She was found to be nine-month-old pregnant.
The anti-trafficking squad of the DCW under the direct supervision of Swati Maliwal raided a place in Jhunjhunu of Rajasthan and rescued the 16-year-old girl after her family sought the DCW’s intervention.
Sources said a relative of the victim girl sold off her to one Pawan Agarwal and Kisan Agrawal of Rajasthan two years back without the knowledge of her family members.
When the father of the girl came to know about the development, he lodged a complaint at the Lathikata police station seeking rescue of his daughter. But police managed to close without investigating it thoroughly.
Unable to trace her daughter, the man approached the DCW seeking help. Though the case did not fall under its jurisdiction, but the DCW acted on humanitarian ground and rescued the girl.
“DCW rescued a 16 year old Oriya girl from Rajasthan. She was trafficked for Rs 4 lac. Her father appealed 2 all but none helped. He came all d way to DCW & though wasn’t our jurisdiction, we rescued her on humanitarian ground. Wonder if we can rescue her in 1 day, why system just sleeps?,” tweeted DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal.