Assam: Seven Rescued From Human Trafficking Racket In Rangia
Assam police rescued seven people from a human trafficking racket in Rangia
GUWAHATI : The state witnessed a gruesome episode in Assam's Kamrup Rural district. The police has reportedly rescued seven persons from a suspected human trafficking racket in Rangia.
As per the sources, the victims were found and rescued from Kariyara, an area near Rangia rail station. Two of the rescued person were residents of Jharkhand and Tripura and three others hail from Udalguri, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.
As per the reports, a woman and a minor was rescued from the racket. It came to light that, in a recent case another human trafficking racket was busted in the same area.
However, it is yet to ascertained by the police wether both the matter are interlinked. No person has been detained till now and further investigation is still on regarding the case.
In a similar incident on Tuesday morning, Assam and Delhi police rescued five girls from human trafficking racket in New Delhi. According to sources, the victims were saved from Ghajiabad, Faridabad, Haryana and South Delhi respectively. The girls originally belong from Assam's Rongapar area in Sonitpur.
The case initiated as a result of complaint filed by the family members of the missing girls since September. A person has been detained in connection with the trafficking, identified as Bhadra Orang.
On November 2022, a case of human trafficking was spotted by Assam police at Sarthebari in Barpeta district.
An accused identified as Sahar Ali from Sarthebari reportedly sold the minor girl for Rs 1.2 lakh in Haryana. Unfortunately, Assam registered the third highest cases of human trafficking as per the data of National Crime Records Bureau in 2021.
The state has seen a rise in human trafficking since 2020's 124 cases increased to 203 in 2021. The Assam government is working towards adopting and being about new laws to eradicate this issue.
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