Province No. 5

Police rescue two women from Nepal-India border; three human traffickers arrested

- KAMAL PANTHI, Bardiya

Mar 3, 2019-

Police have rescued two women from Nepal-India border while they were being trafficked to India from Karnalipur of Badhaiyatal Rural Municipality-8 in Bardiya district on Sunday.  The women aged 18 and 20, who hail from Rasuwa district, were lured to go to India with promises of jobs in Kuwait and Oman.

Police also arrested three agents involved in taking the women to New Delhi. These agents have been identified as OkilBahadurMalla, of Gurbhakot Municipality in Surkhet; MaimiSarki of Tulsipur-5 in Dang; and Kami Thokra of Yarsa Rural Municipality-1 in Rasuwa.

Police have lodged a case of human trafficking against the agents.

Police Inspector LaxmanOli of Mainapokhara Area Police said Sarki had been staying in New Delhi from where he operated human trafficking activities.

Police have remanded the accused in 7-day custody for investigation.

In the past seven months, police have rescued 10 women and children from being trafficked to India.

Published: 03-03-2019 19:34

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