30 victims of trafficking rescued from Nepal-India border
Thirty victims of trafficking, including 23 children and 7 women, have been rescued from Nepal's border with India in Banke and Kailali districts, said news reports on Thursday.
From Trinagar customs point of Dhangadhi in Kailali, police have rescued 23 orphan children, apparently being taken to a hostel in Lakhimpur of Uttar Pradesh in India.
Among the children, 19 were from remote Kalikot district, while 4 were from Doti district. All of them are in the age group of 5 to 15.
"We have handed over the children to Maiti Nepal and District Child Welfare Committee. We have arrested four individuals in this connection and are investigating the matter," said Rishi Kadel, an officer with District Police Office, Kailali.
Likewise, police have rescued 7 women from Kohalpur of Banke, when they were being rushed to India to be flown to Gulf countries later.
The rescue became possible after the police received clue that the women were kept in a hotel in Kohalpur. Police raided the hotel and handed them over to Maiti Nepal.
The seven rescued women have been identified as Takmaya Tamang and Phurpi Tamang (Sindhupalchowk), Jamuna Gurung and Usha Gurung (Chitwan), Manju Pariyar (Dhading), Lila Kumari Sharma (Jhapa) and Hira Pariyar (Kaski). Nepalnews.com