Due to severe debts, a woman was forced to sell her 15-year-old daughter and her one-year-old son to traffickers
New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), on Sunday (September 15), said that a 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly sold by her mother to a trafficker last week has been rescued from Bawana, Delhi.
According to reports, the rescued girl alleged that her mother had also sold her one-year-old brother to a trafficker.
On September 15, the mother allegedly asked the girl to accompany her to her aunt's house in Badarpur but instead took her to a hotel in Nizamuddin.
Reports further stated that after striking a deal at the hotel, the mother told her that she needed to go elsewhere, and a man named Shahid would take her home.
Shahid, instead, took her to his house at Ishwar Colony in Bawana village. The other girls present at Shahid's house asked her to wear a wedding dress and "get ready". They told the girl that her mother had sold her for Rs 1 lakh, the DCW said.
However, within a day, she managed to escape from Shahid's house, DCW said.
She went back to her locality in Bawana and asked her neighbours for help, who dialled the Delhi Commission for Women's 181 helpline. The DCW team immediately rushed to the spot and took the girl to the local police station, it said.
The girl used to live with her mother, stepfather and four siblings. She informed police that her mother had also sold her one-year-old brother last month to a trafficker.
Her mother was under debt, and to pay it off had sold her child, the panel claimed.
Police registered a case in the matter but are yet to make arrests.
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Last Updated Sep 16, 2019, 9:48 AM IST