28 women trafficked from Nepal rescued from Uttar Pradesh
October 23, 2018 10:20 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Oct 23 : Twenty-eight women from Nepal, who were allegedly being trafficked on the pretext of jobs in gulf countries, were rescued from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, Indian media reported.
Acting on a tip-off, police rescued the Nepali women during raids in two flats in Sarjan Vihar society of Nyay Khand II in Indirapuram in Uttar Pradesh, the Press Trust of India reported.
The women were lured on the pretext of employment in gulf countries, police said, adding that a man, named Kedar, and five others have also been arrested in this connection, according to the report.
Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna told PTI that the women were kept here for the last two and a half months.
Two of them, managed to free themselves from the flats and reached Geeta colony in Delhi, the SSP said.
Both the women then narrated their ordeal to their sister who works as a domestic help. The sister then reached the police station and handed over a few mobile numbers and informed the police about the confinement.
The Delhi Police had alerted the Ghaziabad police about trafficking of the Nepali women after which the flats were raided and women rescued.
Apart from investigating a sex racket angle into the case, police are also probing the roles of the arrested suspects, SSP Krishna said.