Human trafficking :Three Manipuri girls rescued from Karnataka

October 27, 2017, 12:02 am

Imphal (Manipur)  : Despite , whatever you hear about strict measures being  taken to stop trafficking  of  girls  from  Northeast India, They  are  still being  trafficked  from the region.


In yet another  incident, three young girls from Manipur were rescued by a joint team of Manipur Police, Manipur Social Welfare department, Women Helpline and Karnataka Police from Karnataka.


All the three girls finally reached back home safely . Two girls from Churachandpur district and a girl from Senapati district of Manipur were lured to  go to Karnataka to take up  a lucrative jobs. However when they reached Karnataka there were forced to work in massage parlour and their mobile phones were snatched off.


When one of them   realized that things were not happening as promised, she got in touch with the Women’s Helpline ,Manipur by calling 181. The agents  while luring the girls  had promised   jobs in a  Singapore beauty parlor as beauticians  and  assured  them of free  air  tickets and  huge salary package .  As the girls were from poor economic background they gladly accepted the offer .One of the victims had to support her ailing father and has  six young siblings.


After reaching Bangalore one of the girls managed to contact her family members who in turn contacted the Women’s Helpline. They informed that their agents asked them to work in a Spa as masseuse, giving body massages to the male walk-in customers and had put restrictions to the use of mobile phones.


The combined team of Manipur and Karnataka police started investigating  on the details given by the girl and finally tracked  the area .The  three girls were rescued while they were  moving in a  bus.  They were first taken to  Ujjawala Home run by the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare & Govt. of Karnataka and  were later brought  back  to Manipur on Thursday.


Manipur Helpline has appealed to young girls especially from hill areas to contact the State helpline before taking up any assignment outside the state or the country  


Few months back, a    large numbers of girls from Churachandpur in Manipur were rescued from Yangon in Myanmar

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