A minor girl Anita Singha (name changed) from Naxalbari Block of District Darjeeling has been rescued from being married to person of Gurgaon in a joint intervention of Naxalbari Block, Police and NGO Shakti Vahini, a National Level Voluntary Organization working to prevent trafficking of human beings.
Shakti Vahini got the tip off from an informer from Naxalbari area that there is a case of marriage and the groom Kamal Kumar (25) has come from Gurgaon with two other men from Gurgaon, namely Satpal Singh (48) and Satbir Singh (50). After getting the information the NGO representatives immediately coordinated with the Block Development Officer and Naxalbari Police Station and summed up the case. Accordingly a raid was mounted by the representative of the NGO, Police and Block Administration. Mr. Kingshuk Maity, BDO of Naxalbari Block was also present at the spot during the rescue operation.
The girl who has her mother, one married elder sister, two younger sisters and one married brother lives in Maniramjote area of Naxalbari and the financial condition of the family is very poor.
After rescue the minor girl was given shelter at a Childrens’ home in Siliguri with close coordination with the Child Welfare Committee, Darjeeling.
“We have filed a complaint against Kamal Kumar, Satpal Singh and Satbir Singh at the Naxalbari Police Station last night and the three have been booked under sections 9, 10 and 11 of the Child Marriage Prohibition Act, 2006 with an FIR no. of 377/15 dated 15.12.2015. Information have shared with our networks in Delhi and Gurgaon and we hope for a thorough investigation both at the Source and the destination area for the same” said Rishi Kant from Shakti Vahini.