Minor girl rescued from traffickers
A Minor girl who went missing in the Anand Parvat region in central Delhi in August was rescued, the police said today.
The girl was reportedly forced to marry twice within three months by a band of traffickers whose four members were arrested, they said.
The girl, aged about 15-16 years, recently called her father using the phone of a man she had been married.
Following this, his father approached the police.
The telephone number she used was mapped to Mahipalpur.
During the investigation, the police learned that the girl belonged to a poor family and was close to one of her neighbours.
Further investigation led to the arrest of four defendants and the girl was rescued from Mahipalpur four days ago, said a police officer.
The arrested accused include the neighboring wife Tarachand, Kale and her husband.
The accused would have had the girl married to a man who committed suicide later on for unknown reasons, the officer said.
Following this, the accused Tarachand obtained the girl married to a relative in October. The girl was treated cruelly by the second man with whom she was married, he said.
The accused had received money while selling the girl for the wedding, he said.
A case was registered against the accused under Articles 376 (rape), 363 (abduction), 366 (Abduction, abduction or incitement of the woman to compel her marriage), 366 A (minor power of attorney) and Protection of Children Against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) at the Ananad Parvat police station, he added.