Rourkela Police To Meet Rescued Minor Girl In Delhi Today

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Rourkela: A team of Rourkela police will visit Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) office in the national capital on Monday to meet the minor girl of Lathikata block in Sundargarh district, who was rescued from her captors in Rajasthan a couple of days back.

Rourkela SP Uma Shankar Dash said the team, comprising a woman police officer, has been asked to visit the Commission’s office on Monday at 12 pm.

The minor girl was allegedly sold to Mukesh Agrawal and Kishan Agrawal by some of her relatives in Rourkela in December 2017 for Rs 4 lakh. She was pregnant when DCW rescued her with the help of anti-trafficking squad from Jhunjhun in Rajasthan.
The girl’s father had approached DWC for help after police allegedly took no step to trace her. He claimed that after she was rescued and produced before the Child Welfare Committee in Rourkela in December 2017, a sub-inspector of Lathikata police station obtained written declaration from him that he had received his daughter. A similar declaration was taken from the minor.
However, the sub-inspector then handed over the girl to her captors, Kishanlal Agarwal and Mukesh Agarwal, and others accompanying them, the girl’s father alleged, adding that he was told that she would be returned to him the next day.

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