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GUWAHATI: Bachpan Bachao Andolan, an NGO led by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi rescued a 14-year-old girl from Assam from a house in a posh locality of Faridabad, Haryana. The girl is a resident of Satgaon in Karbi Anglong district.
The girl was rescued following a tip-off. She is now lodged in a government home in Faridabad. An FIR has been registered at Faridabad Sector 6 police station.
It is alleged that the minor was lured to New Delhi last year with the promise of a job by a man, whom the girl has identified as Som and as a resident of her village. In Delhi, he sold her to an illegal placement company which first sent her to work as a domestic help in a house in the national capital. She worked there for a year. Three months ago, she was sent to work at Faridabad where she has been working as a domestic help for the past 13 months with no payment, no rest, no permission to step out of the house or to speak to her parents.
According to the minor, the trafficker would often speak to her on her way to and from school in her native village and lure her with the promise of a job. One day he hatched the plan to take her and four other girls to Delhi. He asked her to leave with him after school. On the way to the station when she told him that she must inform her parents before leaving he lied saying that she need not worry as he had obtained her father's consent.
It is now believed that this man has trafficked around 10 to 15 girls from Assam to Delhi in the past few months.
The NGO now hopes to facilitate the girl's interim rehabilitation, help her procure her due wages and get justice and ensure punishment of the people she worked for.
Bachpan Bachao Andolan has rescued four to five girls hailing from Assam from Delhi and Haryana in the past few months. recently they also stopped 15 to 20 girls, allegedly being trafficked, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district.
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