Indian Security Personnel Rescue a Young Woman and Six Girls

  April 1, 2021 By: INSEC

A young woman and six girls who had gone out to cut grass from Bhangha Municipality-8 Dharmapur Tole were rescued from the railway station at Sitamarhi in India on March 30.

Indian Police said they would hand them over to the Nepali security team. Among those rescued are 11-year-old, two 12-year-old, two 13-year-olds 17-year-old, and 20-year-olds.

The parents of the seven had informed the police on March 30 after they did not come in contact with their families till night.

A team of police, locals and Mayor of Bhangha Municipality Sanjeev Sah conducted the search overnight.

According to the police, the seven were spotted at the Sitamarhi railway station in India on March 31.

They have been brought to Nepal through necessary paperwork in India.

Chief District Officer of Mahottari, Tirtha Raj Koirala, said that the issue of handing over the girls to the family or what to do was being discussed only after the police brought the group to Nepal.

He said that the incident would be of serious nature and the police would investigate the matter accordingly.

Chief of Bhangaha Municipality Sanjeev Sah said that the girls and teenagers were found by the Indian police in coordination with the Armed Police Force. Meanwhile, a team of human rights organizations led by INSEC has reached the victims’ places and got information.

The team led by INSEC Province 2 Coordinator Raju Paswan includes Women’s Rights Activist Shila Jha, Youth Advocacy Nepal Campaign Coordinator Diwakar Upreti, Samata Foundation’s Ram Pukar Mahara, Prakriti Budhamgar, Women’s Human Rights Defenders Network’s Jamuna Bhujel, Amnesty International’s Balram Kumar Sah and WOREC Dhanusha’s Rojlin Singh Bachar.

Ajay Kumar Sah