5 girls being trafficked to India rescued

Five girls, who were being trafficked to India via Sunauli route on temptation of engaging them in employment in Kolkata, have been rescued.

KI Nepal Rupandehi – an organisation working against human and girls trafficking – has informed that they have rescued five Nepali girls being trafficked to India via Sunauli checkpoint from Belahiya border area.

The girls were supposed to pass through the border in a private jeep.

KI Nepal Chief Tara Sapkota said that the girls were rescued while Manoj Setthi, hailing from Kolkata and currently living in Kathmandu, was taking them to India on temptation of employment.

Among the rescued, two are from Chitwan, one from Dang, one from Sindhupalchowk and one from Sikkim, India but has been residing in Kathmandu since long.

She said that trafficker fled the scene as soon as they started an interrogration with the girls.

Source: THT