Reported by Malay Ray
Sundargarh, Feb 10:
The Bargaon police of Odisha’s Sundargarh district today handed over a woman to her family members after rescuing her from a house at Agra on Monday.
The rescued woman, Aslani Samad (23) of Udarama village in Pamra panchayat of Sundargarh district, was taken by a youth Sibani to Agra in May last year after promising her a job in Delhi.
Sibani later took her to Agra where she was sold to a person who engaged her as a domestic help in his house.
The family members later came to know about her plight as she informed her younger sister at Sundargarh about the incident and requested to rescue her.
Following a complaint by the family members, Sundargarh SP R Prakash directed the Bargaon Police to move to Agra and rescue the woman.
Later, a team of Bargaon police station, led by led by Sub Inspector BK Singh along with S Barsatia of Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (IAHTU) Cell and Ronak Sony, DRDA (NRLM) went to Agra.
The team, during investigation, came to know about Aslani’s whereabouts and went to a house at Bharatpur under Hariparbat police station limits and rescued her.
The rescued woman later told the police that the owner of the house has not paid her monthly salary of Rs 4000 since last eight months.
After being asked by the police, the house owner later paid her Rs 32000.
The team arrived in Sundargarh with the rescued woman on Monday night and handed her over to her family members on the next day.
“We rescued Aslani from a house at Agra on Tuesday and she has been handed over to her parents at Sundargarh. The police are on the lookout for Sibani,” Bargaon SI told OST.
Meanwhile, Jayamati Naik (21), another trafficked woman of Sundargarh district, who was rescued by the Talsara police from a house at Gaziabad in Uttar Pradesh three days ago, was also handed over to her parents at Sundargarh district headquarters today, said IIC of Talsara police station, AK Giri.