From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, May 17: Human trafficking is not a new thing in Kokrajhar. BTC region is vulnerable of human trafficking as many innocent youths are believed to be working in different cities of the country and they are taken away by traffickers with false promises. The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), NGOs, particularly the NEDAN Foundation and other social organizations are working to deal with the human trafficking. Efforts are on from the police and district administration to crack down the network of human trafficking.
Two young girls of Kokrajhar were rescued recently from Delhi and Harya. In the first case, a minor girl who was trafficked and sold at a village in Sirsa district of Harya and was rescued by Kokrajhar police. The 16-year old girl from a village in Mankachar area of South Salmara in Dhubri district was trafficked two years back by one Sonowar Ali with the false promise of marriage.
According to the victim she was first taken to Cooch Behar where she was raped for three days in a hotel room and later taken to Delhi where she was repeatedly raped by Sonowar Ali and two others identified as Feroz Ali and Jaharuddin in a hotel room. From Delhi, she was taken to Rajasthan and then sold off to a person in Sirsa district of Harya where she was continuously abused and beaten. The victim later maged to befriend a lady in the area who generously helped her in contacting her family. Her parents, who had registered a missing case in 2014, informed the Kokrajhar police who later travelled to Sirsa and rescued her on May 13.
The Superintendent of Police of Kokrajhar, SP Saikia said another minor girl was also rescued from Delhi and reunited with her family on Monday. The girl, from a village in Gossaigaon subdivision in Kokajhar district, was taken to Delhi and kept as a domestic help in a house in Muradabad two months back. The girl ran away from the house and was found loitering at New Delhi railway station by the railway police who contacted the Kokrajhar police. Both the girls reached Kokrahar on Monday evening. Saikia said it was the third time Kokrajhar police maged to rescue three girls this month.
On May 5, another 18-year-old girl from Kachugaon in Gossaigaon subdivision under Kokrajhar district was rescued from New Delhi and brought back to Kokrajhar. The girl was taken to New Delhi on the pretext of being given a job in December last year and kept with a family at Punjabi Bagh, where the owners subjected her to verbal abuse. The girl maged to flee and went to nearby Moti gar police who informed Assam Police on April 20, following which she was successfully rescued.