NEW DELHI

Women try to sell off girl; held

Two women and their male accomplice have been arrested by the Crime Branch for allegedly attempting to sell off an 11-year-old girl at Wazirabad in North Delhi. Among those arrested is a relative of the victim.

On Sunday, the police received a tip off that some persons were trying to sell a minor girl. Subsequently a team comprising Crime Branch officers and members of non-government organisation Shakti Vahini conducted a raid near Chandgi Ram Akhara along Ring Road and rescued the victim from the possession of her aunt Shehnaz and her accomplices Tahira and Shamim,” said a senior police officer.

Based on the victim’s statement, a case was registered under Protection of Children from Sexual offences Act and various provisions of the Indian Penal Code.