Delhi woman sells 15-year-old daughter for Rs 1 lakh; girl rescued

The Hush Post | 6:00 pm | One-minute read

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) rescued a 15-year-old girl on Saturday who was sold off by her mother to a trafficker. According to reports, the victim has been shifted to a shelter home and an FIR has been registered under Section 370A of IPC. No arrest in the case has been reported till now.

The incident took place on September 8 when the girl’s mother said that she was taking the girl to her sister’s place. But instead of going there, she took her to a hotel in Nizamuddin. After that, she made a deal with a man named Abdul. She told the girl that she had to go somewhere and a man named Shahid would take her home. But Shahid took the girl to his house in Bawana village in Delhi.

At his place, the girl was asked to wear a wedding dress. The other girls present at Shahid’s house told her that her mother had sold her for Rs 1 lakh. They told her that she now would have to sleep with different customers for money.

However, the girl managed to escape the place within a day. She somehow reached her house locality in JJ Colony and asked for help from her neighbours. They immediately called the DCW helpline number.

A team from DCW reached the spot and took the girl to a local police station. The victim told the DCW that her mother was in-touch with Abdul, who had a prior record of child trafficking. She also told that Abdul had offered her mother an amount of Rs 1 lakh for getting her daughter married to a 62-year-old man from Haryana.

Moreover, she said that her mother had sold her one-year-old brother to pay off some debt.

“While an FIR has been made, the police is yet to make any arrests in the matter. The girl’s mother should be arrested along with the traffickers. Also, the one-year-old boy should be traced. We are issuing a notice to the police to seek the action taken in the matter,” said DCW chief Swati Maliwal.

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