Minor Dalit girls kidnapped for alleged trafficking, cops delay in lodging complaint

Uttarkashi: In a suspected case of human trafficking, two minor Dalit girls were allegedly kidnapped from a village in the district with their kin accusing police of not registering a written complaint in the case even eight days after the incident. They alleged that the police have been assuring them of sorting out the matter by negotiating with the party concerned.

Representational photo. Reuters

Representational photo. Reuters

The distraught parents of the kidnapped girls, aged 15 and 16, claimed they have been urging authorities at Badkot police station to ascertain whereabouts of the girls ever since the incident took place on 20 February but to no avail. It was a serious matter related to human trafficking and no negligence on part of the police station concerned will be tolerated, Uttarkashi SP Dadan Pal said.
The girls' fathers, who are farmers in Paunti village, alleged that some people from Haryana had visited their village recently under the pretext of negotiating marital alliances and abducted their minor daughters.

Mother of one of the girls, Bishula Devi alleged they had no clue either about the girls' whereabouts or their condition but instead of helping them out police was prevaricating over the matter.

However, Badkot police station in-charge Santosh Kunwar said he is aware of the incident but no written complaint has been lodged in this connection by the relatives of the girls. Relatives of the girls alleged they had approached the Badkot police station after the incident to lodge a complaint but it was not registered with responsible officials at the police station assuring them of resolving the matter by negotiating with the party concerned.

Updated Date: Feb 27, 2017 21:46 PM

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