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2.5-month-old girl rescued by Delhi Commission for Women

In a major crackdown on a human trafficking ring in the national capital, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has

Delhi Commission

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Aug 2020 6:13 AM GMT

In a major crackdown on a human trafficking ring in the national capital, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has rescued a minor girl who was allegedly sold multiple times. A total of five persons have also been arrested in connection with the same, the women's body said on Thursday. The Commission carried out the operation in assistance with the Delhi Police and rescued the 2.5 month old infant. "On Wednesday night, we received information from our Mahila Panchayat that a 2.5 month old girl has been sold by her own father for 40,000 rupees. DCW Members Firdos Khan and Kiran Negi escalated the matter to DCW Chief Swati Maliwal who immediately formed a team to rescue the infant," a statement from the Commission read. The infant's father was made to accompany the DCW team to Jaffrabad where the man had sold the child to a woman named Manisha. However, the woman was not present at the address. The DCW team asked the father to call the woman. During the conversation between the infant's father and the woman, it was learnt that the man had sold his daughter to the woman for a sum of Rs. 40,000. "The infant's father was taken to the police station where he confessed that he had two daughters and was disappointed to have another girl child. He did not want to another girl added to the family and sold her off," the statement said. (IANS)

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