Two arrested for human trafficking

Jaipur, June 2 (IANS) Two men were arrested in Rajasthan Sunday for kidnapping and trafficking a 14-year-old girl from Maharashtra, police said.

A police officer told IANS that Jhunjunu anti-human trafficking cell received a tip-off that a girl had been kidnapped from Maharashtra and was being kept hostage in a house in Dundlod village in the district, 200 km from Jaipur.

“A police team raided the house and recovered the girl. The room in which she was being kept was locked from outside,” said the officer.

The house owner, Saleem, was arrested.

“He admitted that he had lured the girl to Jhunjhunu from her village in Amravati area of Maharashtra a few days ago. She was offered a job and accommodation,” said the officer.

Saleem told police that he had sold the girl to Suresh, a resident of nearby Sikar town.

“Suresh had bought the girl from Saleem for Rs.1.50 lakh. We arrested them before he could hand her over to Suresh,” said the officer.

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