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Three held for trafficking Bengal girl

Posted on Jul 21 2014 | IANS

Gurgaon, July 21 : Three people, including a woman, were arrested here Monday for trafficking a teenaged girl from West Bengal, police said.

Govind Dass, Ranjid and Mitali were arrested from Vyapar Kendra in Sushant Lok area and a 14-year-old girl from West Bengal's Malda district was rescued.

The three accused are aged between 25 and 30 years.

Dass is an auto-rickshaw driver and lives in Ghazipur area of Delhi, while Ranjid and Mitali live in Govindpuri.

Both men are from Malda district of West Bengal while the woman hails from Madhubani district of Bihar.

"Dass lured the girl from Malda on the pretext of a better job and lifestyle in Delhi," Joint Commissioner of Police Vivek Sharma told reporters.

The girl was kept locked up in Dass's Delhi house from July 18, he said.

The three accused came to Gurgaon Monday to find a customer to sell the girl, he added.

"They planned to push the girl into prostitution or sell her for Rs.2 lakh," he said.

The rescued girl was sent to a shelter home, while a case has been registered against the three accused.

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