Jharkhand girl rescued from Rohatak

New Delhi (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), here on Sunday, said it had rescued a minor girl, working as a domestic help in Rohtak, Haryana, and reunited her with mother after three years.

According to the DCW, the 12-year-old girl had been kidnapped by a woman from Jharkhand. The woman had approached the girl’s mother with the promise to get the minor suitably employed in Delhi. When the mother refused the offer, the woman kidnapped the girl along with four other children and brought them to Delhi.

Later, the minor was sold to a Delhi placement agency, which forced her to work as domestic help. The girl did all kinds of work, unsuitable for a child. She was not even paid, the DCW said.

On receiving the complaint, Firdaus Khan, a DCW member, called the SHO of Maidangarhi police station and informed him about the incident and details of the placement agency.

When the police questioned the placement agency’s owner, it was found that the girl was employed at a house in Rohtak. The Rohatak Superintendent of Police (SP) also investigated the case. On this, her employer got scared, dropped the girl at the DCW office in Delhi and escaped.

The DCW informed the girl’s family and called them to its office where she met her mother after three years. The DCW is working for rehabilitation and schooling of the girl.

The girl’s statement has been recorded with the police. According to the DCW, the placement agent had details of several other minors in his phone, which have been confiscated by the police.

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