17-year-old girl from Kalahandi rescued from Kanpur
Bhawanipatna: A 17-year-old girl of Kalahandi district was rescued from Kanpur station in Uttar Pradesh and the alleged trafficker, a woman from West Bengal, was arrested in a multi-State operation that was no less than a thriller flick.
Sangita Malakar (27), a resident of Nadia in West Bengal, and the girl from Dharamgarh, became friends on social media, police said on Tuesday. They got emotionally involved over a period of time and subsequently went into a relationship, an officer said.
The girl went missing on September 17, following which her parents lodged a complaint, said Chandra Sekhar Sabar, the inspector in-charge of Dharamgarh police station. The Cyber Cell of the police tracked the mobile phone of the girl and located it to Nadia.
A police team from Dharamgarh then went to Nadia but the woman and the girl were already on way to Jaipur in Rajasthan on a train, the officer said. The team then informed the Railway Protection Force (RPF), which detained them at Kanpur on September 27. They were brought back to Dharamgarh on Monday, he said.
A preliminary investigation suggested that the woman was planning to force her into prostitution, Sabar said.
The girl has been sent home, he said, adding that further investigation is underway.