7 girls rescued from traffickers in Assam; woman arrested

Guwahati, July 12 (PTI): Seven girls were rescued from a running train in Assam when they were allegedly being taken to Mumbai, an official of the Northeast Frontier Railway said today.


A woman was arrested by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in this connection.


After getting specific information, RPF personnel of Rangiya division boarded the Down Guwahati-Lokmanya Tilak Terminal Express on July 10 and rescued the girls, NF Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.


“The RPF rescued four girls from one coach. Three more girls were rescued from another coach along with one woman trafficker. They were being taken to Mumbai on the pretext of giving them employment at a fish factory,” he added.
The seven girls were brought to Rangiya for further appropriate action.


The 40-year-old arrested woman, who hailed from Baska district of Assam, said during interrogation that she was taking the girls to Mumbai on commission basis, Sharma said.