Bhubaneswar: The minor girl from Odisha’s Sundargarh, who was rescued from Rajasthan by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) a few days ago, has reportedly refused to return to her native place.
According to sources, a team of Odisha Police and District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) had to return empty after the girl and her father refused to return home despite assurances from the district administration on legal steps for their safety and security.
The DWC has made arrangements for them at a shelter home in Jharkhand, the sources added.
The minor girl, a native of Lathikata area in Rourkela, was allegedly sold to Mukesh Agrawal and Kishan Agrawal by sher relatives in Rourkela in December 2017 for Rs 4 lakh. She was then forced to marry a 40-year-old man, who had raped her several times. The girl was pregnant when DCW rescued her with the help of anti-trafficking squad from Jhunjhun in Rajasthan.