January 31, 2020 01:08 PM NPT
BHADRAPUR, Jan 31: Two women being taken to India for alleged human trafficking were rescued from the Kakarbhitta point along the Nepal-India border. It is learnt that they had been promised good jobs in India before being convinced to cross the border which could not be possible due to timely police intervention.
One person who is identified as Sudip Babu Pokhrel, 21, from Tamakoshi rural municipality-4, Dolakha district, has been arrested on the charge of his involvement in the trafficking in persons, confirmed Area Police Office Kakarvitta's Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajendra Pokharel. The arrested is prosecuted under the Human Trafficking and Transportation (Control) Act.
He is accused of tempting the two women from Kavrepalanchowk who are 16 and 22 years-old to follow him with the promise of well-paid jobs in India. They probable victims were told that they would be provided Rs 22,000 per month in India. Their rescue was possible with the joint efforts of Tiny Hand Nepal and the police on Thursday. They are kept in a protection home.