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DCW rescues trafficked woman, issues notice to police

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday said that a 19-year-old woman from Assam, who was allegedly trafficked to Delhi, was rescued from Punjabi Bagh area. The DCW also issued notice to the city police seeking details of the investigation and whether the accused have been arrested yet.

“The victim has demanded action against the owner of the house, where she was made to work as a domestic help, the agent and the trafficker who had brought her to Delhi. However, despite the passage of 10 days, the police is yet to even register an FIR in the matter,” the DCW said.

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “The houseowners should be urgently arrested. The police is yet to arrest the traffickers despite two rescues by the commission in the past week. Is it that the poor and voiceless do not matter to the police at all?”

Officials of the women’s commission said that the victim and two other women were brought to the Capital with the promise of a “high-paying” job but was instead made to work as domestic help. It was also alleged that an 80-year-old man in the family tried to molest the victim.

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