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The trafficked girls were rescued by a joint team of Haryana and Tripura police after a raid in a house in Haryana recently
The trafficked girls were rescued by a joint team of Haryana and Tripura police after a raid in a house in Haryana recently|Representational image
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2 Tripura girls rescued from Haryana, probe on to nab traffickers

The victims were lured by a man from Dhalai district with false promises of marriage and jobs, taken to the north Indian state in June this year

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: Tripura police rescued two girls, including a minor, who were trafficked by a man in June this year, from Haryana recently.

Speaking with EastMojo, Dhalai district superintendent of police Kishore Debbarma said that a team from state police with active support from its counterpart in Haryana rescued the two girls from a vacant house in Haryana.

“Two girls, one 23 and the other 16 years, were lured by a man named Jiten Tripura with fake promises of marriage and job and took them to Haryana. The girls were taken to Haryana by train from Agartala via Assam,” the SP said.

The investigating officer, Prasenjit Debnath, with another constable, Rahul Sarkar, left for New Delhi on August 15 and from there, with the help of local police, the girls were rescued.

Both the girls were taken to Agartala from Pancharatan village of Gandacherra, Dhalai district in June this year. After staying there for a couple of days, the duo were taken to Guwahati and from there they were put on a Delhi-bound train.

The girls were received by a woman, named Rupali, at Delhi station and from there they were again boarded on a Haryana-bound train, where another person received them from the station,” officer in-charge (OC) of Gandacherra police station said.

“The family members of the girls registered a case with us on July 18. After receiving a complaint from them, we started our investigation and accordingly, they were brought back on Friday,” the OC added.

The SP also said that one of the girls managed to call one of their her relatives in Tripura last week, after which the family members immediately informed us about the call. “We started tracking phone numbers and subsequently located the girls in Haryana,” SP Debbarma said.

Though the girls were rescued, we failed to nab anyone from the location. The Haryana and Tripura police are investigating into the case to find the culprits behind the human trafficking case, the SP added.