Accused of Human Trafficking Arrested

  April 16, 2024 By: INSEC

Police arrested 34-year-old Pooja Lowa, operator of Friendship Beauty and Spa at Chabahil, Kathmandu-7, originally from Jhapa Rural Municipality-1 and 43-year-old Om Kumari Pun alias Pooja Magar of Gangahiti, Kathmandu-7 on 14 April for the charge of trafficking a 16-year-old girl.

A verbal complaint was filed at the Anti Human Trafficking Bureau of the Nepal Police on 14 April alleging that the accused had threatened and forced the victim to engage in sexual activities at a restaurant located in Nawalparasi East and Friendship Beauty and Spa located in Kathmandu Chabahil.

SP Gautam Mishra informed INSEC that the accused were arrested on April 14 based on the complaint filed. He added that the team rescued the girl and kept her in a safe house.

The health examination of the victim was done on April 14 at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Thapathali. SP Mishra informed that the district court on April 15 remanded the accused in custody with the extension of five days and further investigation is going on.

Dipa Sunuwar