Man held for luring and forcing girls into sex trade

Published On: December 23, 2023 09:15 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Police have arrested 24-year-old Suman Tamang of Tandi rural municipality-6, Nuwakot, on the charge of forcing girls into sex trade.

A police team mobilized from the Human Trafficking Investigation Bureau, Babarmahal made the arrest as well as rescued four girls, based on information that Tamang lured the girls to join the flesh trade and sexual activities at various hotels and guest houses at New Buspark area in Kathmandu.

Police Headquarters stated that investigation revealed Tamang targeted girls from economically poor families, lured them with the promise of finding them jobs as waitress and cleaning staff at hotels and guest houses before forcing them into the sex trade. The girls were not even allowed to come out of the hotels and guest houses since the last five years, it is said.

Police are carrying out an investigation, taking permission from the District Court Kathmandu for extension of custody against Tamang in a case related to human trafficking.


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