Human trafficking racket: Rickshaw puller ‘scout’ among 3 more arrested in Delhi

The girl, who was sold at least 12 times, raped, and married off twice, found her way back home on July 26 and was reunited with her mother and sister

Written by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Published: August 23, 2016 3:53:50 am

Delhi Police have arrested three more persons in connection with the alleged kidnapping and sale of a 12-year-old girl from northeast Delhi 10 years ago, taking the number of those held in the case to 11.

The girl, who was sold at least 12 times, raped, and married off twice, found her way back home on July 26 and was reunited with her mother and sister.

Among the three held in the second phase of arrests is a rickshaw puller, Ramesh (28), who used to act as a scout for the human trafficking racket while roaming around bus stands and railway stations, said police.

“He would look out for minor girls moving about alone and offer to take them where they wanted to go. However, he would take the girls to his house and contact Babli (an accused held in the case) and sell each girl for Rs 10,000,” A K Singla, DCP (northeast), said Monday. Singla added Ramesh had been arrested in 2006 in a similar case.

“There are more cases where his name has cropped up. Ramesh said he came to know of this racket from other rickshaw pullers. We are investigating if more rickshaw pullers are involved,” said Singla. The two others were arrested from Punjab.

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