12-year-old Dalit girl sold for Rs. 40,000 to 62-year-old man

On Sunday, police from Singar village of Mewat has rescued a 12-year-old Dalit girl who was abducted and sold to a 62-year-old man. As per the reports, three people have been arrested in the case whereas two others were booked for their alleged role in the case.

The incident took place in Gurugram, Haryana. According to the police officials, earlier the girl was abducted from Faridabad and sold to a resident of the Mewat village. The people who kidnapped her sold her just for Rs. 40,000. Police officials also told that the minor was allegedly sexually assaulted and also attempts to convert her into another religion were also made. 

As per the reports in TOI, DSP Punhana, Ashok Kumar said that they have booked five people, of which three have been arrested. We are conducting raids to arrest the remaining two accused.

The girl's family resides in Rajasthan has been staying in a rented in Faridabad for two years. The family of the girl told that their daughter went missing on April 4, 2018, after which her father filed a missing complaint at the local police station. 

After searching for weeks, the minor's father received an information that his daughter is spotted at Singar village. After this her father alleged, adding that with the help of police they could rescue his daughter. He said that he came to know that one Farzana had taken our daughter to her village in Mewat and sold her to Ishlam (62) for Rs 40,000.

After her father told police officials about the news he came to know, an FIR was registered against Farzana, Jakir, Ishlam, Tahir, and Jannati. All the five were booked for kidnapping, keeping the girl in captivity, human trafficking, SC/ST Act and POCSO Act.

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