Shocking: Odisha Girl Sold For 1.5 Lakh Rupees In Rajasthan

Shocking: Odisha Girl Sold For 1.5 Lakh Rupees In Rajasthan

In a shocking incident reported, a girl from Odisha has been sold for Rs 1.5 lakh in Rajasthan. It was the Jharsuguda police who were able to successfully resue the girl. As per the reports, there has been 5 arrests regarding this case. Moreover, the case has also been linked to an organised human trafficking racket.

The victim was rescued from Neemuch district in Madhya Pradesh. It is pertinent to mention here that the victim, who was already married, was allegedly trafficked from Jharsuguda by a woman and two of her associates to Rajasthan. Later, she was married off to a man identified as Manoj Prajapati against her will.

“On April 7, we received a complaint and it was alleged that some people have taken away a girl from Jharsuguda and was married off in Rajasthan against her will,” said Jharsuguda SP, Bikash Chandra Dash.

Senior police officials said three persons- Hrusikesh Sethi, Kiran Sethi and Danishi of Jharsuguda were arrested on April 7. Later, the broker Supriya alias Rajni and Manoj Prajapati were arrested on April 13. “I had married the girl and paid Rs 1.5 lakh. I was not aware that she was already married and had a child,” said Manoj Prajapati.

Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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