Trafficked teenager rescued in Dhaka, 3 arrested

Rab have rescued a teenage girl who was trafficked from Chattogram to Dhaka’s Fakirapul area and arrested three people in this connection, officials said on Friday.

The girl was rescued on Wednesday night from a parked bus of Hanif enterprise at Fakirapul.

On the basis of the information given by her, a Rab team on Friday night arrested three traffickers from the capital’s Fakirapul and Gabtali areas.

The arrestees are Nayem, 22, son of Osman of Sukhan Dighi village in Chapainawabganj’s Gomstapur, Asaduzzaman Nur, 26, son of Wazed Mandal of Jayantipur village in Rangpur’s Pirganj and Fatema Begum, 30, daughter of Samchu Mia of Cumilla’s Dhola village, confirmed RAB-7 senior assistant director (Media) Flight Lieutenant Niaz Mohammad Chapal.

RAB sources said, on Tuesday RAB-7 received a complaint lodged by Md. Alam of Fatikchhari’s Bhujpur area regarding the disappearance of his daughter.

A man named Alam lodged a written complaint about the disappearance of his daughter at Chattogram’s Hathazari police station. According to the father’s statement, the girl left her house to work as a maid at a house in Hathazari but did not return.

Rab official Flight Lieutenant Niaz said that human traffickers have been trafficking underage girls for the lure of money and marriage.

He said the detainees confessed to trafficking the girl from Chattogram to Dhaka. They are active members of the human trafficking ring and have long been involved in trafficking in underage girls, taking advantage of their poverty and helplessness.

A case has been filed against them, he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh