Bangladeshi Girl Being Trafficked To Brothel Returned Home

ROURKELA: A minor Bangladeshi girl, who was trafficked by two brokers on the pretext of job assurance to a brothel in Gujarat, has finally returned her home after being rescued in Odisha.

The girl was rescued from the Howrah-Ahmedabad Express train on Wednesday by RPF at Rourkela while being trafficked by two brokers to a brothel.

The girl identified as Afroza Laskar (15) of Anandnagar village under the Salikha police station of Magura district in Bangladesh was found crying in a train. The co-passengers handed her over to the RPF along with two other persons, who were carrying her. Later, the RPF handed over them to GRP, Rourkela.

As the girl was too scared to reveal anything to the police, the cops handed her to Disha-Childline team for counselling.

During counselling, the Childline came to know that the two brokers taking advantage of the poverty of the girl lured her to provide a job at a textile factory in Gujarat on a monthly salary of Rs 10,000.

They were carrying her in the Howrah-Ahmedabad Express.

 During the journey, the girl heard that the brokers were taking her to sell in a brothel in Gujarat. So, she started crying for help.

The Disha-Childline authorities talked to her family members, the Collector of Magura and the Bangladesh High Commissioner for her repatriation to Bangladesh as the girl had no passport.

After much consultation with several authorities, the Government of India issued the girl’s transit visa.  The Childline team and local police took her to the Petrapole border and handed over to the BSF IG on Thursday.