Kidnapped minor Delhi girl rescued, two held

A minor girl kidnapped by two residents of Najafgarh area in west Delhi, including a woman, for trafficking has been rescued and the culprits arrested, police said on Thursday.

Sanjay, 29, and his neighbour Phoolwati, 55, were arrested on Wednesday night from Najafgarh after police rescued the girl, about whom a missing complaint was lodged on March 31.

The girl was under treatment at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences in Delhi.

“The girl called up her father on September 5 that she was held hostage somewhere in Aligarh but could not disclose her exact location. Police scrutinised call details records and launched surveillance and finally tracked her location between Shamaspur and Lohgarh villages in Uttar Pradesh,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said.

The police with the help of Khediya village head raided a house and rescued the girl. Sukhbir, who had confined the girl in his house and married her against her will, fled the house before the raid was conducted.

Phoolwati had met the girl on March 30 in Tilak Nagar area and convinced her to go along with her. She later handed the girl over to Sanjay.

“Sanjay told police during questioning that he was contacted by Sukhbir from his native village to look for a girl for marriage. Sukhbir offered him Rs 50,000. He then asked Phoolwati to look for the girl and gave Rs 30,000 to her,” the officer added.

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