Seven girls kept in captivity for months by 'foreign employment agents' rescued in Kathmandu
Seven girls, who had been promised jobs in foreign countries and were held in captivity for nearly one year at a house in Manamaiju, Kathmandu, were rescued on Thursday.
Cadres of the CPN-Maoist-aligned National People's Volunteers Newa State Committee and All Nepal Progressive Foreign Employment Workers Association rescued the girls and handed them over to the police.
Organising a press conference at the Newa State Committee's office in Kupandole, they said one Chandra Bahadur Khatri of Kavilvastu, the leader of a gang that kept them in captivity, had also been handed over to the police in Lalitpur.
The rescued girls said they were promised jobs 'abroad' and were kept at a house at Hiletole, Manamaiju. They were not allowed to go outside the house even since they were taken there about 11 months ago.
During interrogation, the rescued girls who come from Sunsari, Bardiya, Kaski and Khotang districts also complained of sexual abuse by the agents, police said. nepalnews.com