Trafficked victim from Assam rescued from Forced Marriage

mardaani01-jun24New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday rescued a 27 year old woman jointly with Delhi Commission for Women and Shakti Vahini, a national level voluntary organisation, from forced marriage in Mangol Puri area from the confinement of one Virender. Acting sensitively on the information received by Shakti Vahini and Delhi Commission for Women, Mangol Puri SHO Inspector (Mr.) Arvind Kumar immediately constituted a team and a raid was conducted in J Block, Mangol Puri area on 30th June, 2015 and Virender was arrested.

The victim went missing in March this year from her native place on her way to market. Later in May she managed to call her father, from Virender’s mobile when he was not around. She gave her whereabouts which acted as tip off to the whole rescue operation of the victim.

“I searched the house and managed to trace my daughter in Mangol Puri, I told Virender that I have only come to see my daughter and will not take her back. But later I approached Shakti Vahini and today my daughter has been rescued with the help of Delhi Police” said father of the victim.

A missing complaint was filed by the family of the girl in May, 2015 which was immediately converted into FIR after the rescue of the girl in Gorchuk Police Station, based on which Delhi police here arrested Virender who claimed to be victim’s husband.

During counselling the victim mentioned that while going to market around three months back, she was forcefully pulled into a car by some unknown boys. These boys threatened her if she dares to make any noise. The victim said that she was forced to drink water which was laced with some sedatives. “I was brought to a railway station from where I was brought to Delhi in train along with one more girl. On reaching Delhi Station, the boy who brought us to Delhi made a call to someone and mentioned that he has brought two girls. After some time a man came in an auto and took us to a flat in Gurgaon where we were confined for almost a month” said victim.

The victim further revealed that she was threatened to marry Virender else she will be forced into prostitution; hence she agreed to marry Virender. She said that Virender’s Brother in Law named Kailash came to final the deal and two days after the deal she was married off to Virender in Hanuman Mandir in Mangol Puri and its only then she saw Virender and his Family.

“I was made to work from 5 a.m to 2 a.m and was regularly abuse sexually by Virender. Virender also assaulted me physically and I was not even given proper food. Virender told me that I can go back to my home after giving him two to three children” said victim.

The victim girl was given shelter in women’s home after her medical in Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Mangol Puri. The accused in in police custody and Assam police team will be arriving shortly to take the custody of accused.

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