Two women allege they were sold, sexually assaulted; file complaint with Churu …

A case of alleged trafficking has surfaced in Churu district where two women have filed a police complaint saying that they were sold and sexually assaulted. The anti-human trafficking cell of Churu superintendent of police (SP) office is investigating the charges.

Police inspector and in-charge of the anti-human trafficking cell, Mahendra Dutt Sharma said, “A case was registered at the Siddhmukh police station under section 370 (sexual exploitation, forced slavery) of Indian Penal Code on Saturday evening. The statements of the victims were recorded in front of a judicial magistrate. Further investigation is on.”

One of the complainants is 24-year-old and native of Mumbai, while the other is 21-year-old and native of Sahibganj district in Jharkhand.

In her complaint, the Mumbai woman stated that for last one year she was living with her stepmother in Kishangarh town of Ajmer district. She was persuading her stepmother for her marriage. Around 20 days back, a man, Nikki, native of Adampur Mandi town of Hisar district in Haryana asked her stepmother to send her with him to his place, saying that he will a find a groom for her and send her back to Ajmer after 15 days. The stepmother agreed to the man’s proposal and the two visited his place. On May 6, Nikki and the older woman took the complainant to an unidentified person in Rajgarh town of Churu district. Later, Nikki and her mother returned leaving the complainant behind. In Rajgarh, a man, Dileep, who is also the native of Adampur Mandi, allegedly sold her to Gopal Jat, native of Sardarpura town in Churu district at Rs 70,000.

At Jat’s home, she met another woman, who was allegedly trafficked from Jharkhand five years ago when she was a minor. The Jharkhand woman told her that she was raped multiple times by Jat and later sold to a man, Sanjay, native of Gurera village in Bhiwani district at Rs 85,000. However, when the alleged buyer tried to rape her, the Jharkhand woman resisted her attempt, following which Sanjay dropped her back to Jat’s house.

“The woman also came to know that Jat’s brother, Jaipal, has kept many girls hostage and is involved in trafficking of girls. After that both the women decided to expose them. Somehow they managed to escape Jat’s house and lodged an FIR against the accused,” said Sharma, adding that spot inspection has been done in the case and further investigation is on.

First Published:
May 21, 2019 13:05 IST

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