Odisha: Jharsuguda Minor Girl Sold In Haryana, Uncle Among Two Held

05 January 2019


Jharsuguda: In yet another shameful incident, two persons were arrested from Brajarajnagar here in connection with selling a minor girl and her alleged torture in Bhiwani area of Haryana.

The arrested persons have been identified as uncle of the minor girl, Tankadhar and neighbour, Ajay Ganjari. Tankadhar had sold the girl taking her on the pretext of further studies. Reportedly, she was sold six months ago for Rs 2 lakh to one Sandeep of Bhiwani area.

In Haryana, Sandeep had forcefully married and raped her several times. In a bid to escape from him, the girl had jumped off a building and was later admitted to a hospital in Hisar.

Basing on the girl’s statements, Haryana police arrested Sandeep and his mother Sakuntala and informed its Odisha counterpart, stated reports.

Meanwhile, two teams comprising police, district administrative officials of Jharsuguda and family members of the girl on Friday night launched a rescue operation to bring back the girl. Jharsuguda SDPO, Sunand Moharana informed that further course of action would be decided once the girl rescued.

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