A minor girl from Nepal, who was rescued by the police from a human trafficking racket in Periyapatna in Mysore district on March 31, was reunited with her mother at the Government Bal Mandir for Girls here on Monday.
The 17-year-old girls and her mother were inconsolable, and the mother could not answer questions from mediapersons. The girl's maternal uncle was also present.
According to the police, the girls left Bytunga village in the Noukota area near Kathmandu, Nepal, two years ago and went to Pune in search of a job.
Journey to Bangalore
She was staying with her sister and brother-in-law there. About three months ago, she came to Bangalore with a friend, and got a job in a hotel.
Hunsur Police Inspector G.S. Gajendra Prasad, who is investigating the case, told The Hindu that according to her statement to the police and Odanadi Seva Samste, the girl informed her mother on the telephone one and a half months ago about her arrival in Bangalore.
Mr. Gajendra Prasad said the girl was arrested along with five men by the Periyapatna police. The men were produced in a local court and the girl was handed over to Odanadi Seva Samste.
The samste brought her to the Bal Mandir here on the Lalita Mahal Palace Road one and a half months ago.
Her mother and her uncle had filed an application with the district Child Welfare Committee and the Bal Mandir, asking for her custody. Meanwhile, the police have found that the girl had got an Aadhaar card, given only to Indian citizens.
“We are unable to crack this case and find out who pushed her into human trafficking,” Mr. Gajendra Prasad said. Rangamani, Probationary Officer, Bal Mandir, said she had not given them her correct address.
The girl left home in search of a job The Hunsur police are investigating the case
The girl left home in search of a job
The Hunsur police are investigating the case