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Odisha cops involved in trafficking of girl: DCW

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Published : Feb 9, 2019, 2:13 am IST
Updated : Feb 9, 2019, 2:13 am IST

Maliwal said the girl was subjected to rape and abuse for over a year and somehow managed to contact her father, recently.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has alleged involvement of some Odisha Police personnel in the kidnap and trafficking of a 16-year-old girl, who was recently rescued from Rajasthan, and demanded action against erring officials and traffickers.

On February 5, the DCW, along with Rajasthan police, rescued the girl from Jhunjhunu. She was allegedly kidnapped and trafficked from Rourkela in Odisha in 2017.

In a letter to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal claimed that the girl’s father, who is a retired railway officer, has alleged that soon after her disappearance, he had approached the Odisha police, whose personnel had traced the girl and brought her back to Odisha from Rajasthan.

“The concerned Child Welfare Committee directed the police to hand over the girl to the father. However, he has alleged that instead of handing over his daughter, the police officials in connivance with the traffickers facilitated the return of the girl to Rajasthan.

Ms Maliwal said the girl was subjected to rape and abuse for over a year and somehow managed to contact her father, recently.

They then informed the DCW and she was rescued.

Tags: delhi commission for women, trafficking