Mumbai, 22nd May 2023: In a commendable operation, the Tilak Nagar police successfully thwarted the plans of a couple who had lured a young girl from Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai with the intent to sell her. Prompt action by a vigilant rickshaw driver at the railway station played a crucial role in alerting the police and preventing the crime from taking place.
On May 20, a couple, accompanied by their young son and a young woman, arrived at Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus via Pawan Express. Suspicions were aroused when the couple inquired about the location of the city’s red light district. Rickshaw driver Vinod Sharma sensed something amiss and delved deeper into the matter, leading him to discover that the girl in question was being brought to Mumbai for sale at a price of Rs 40,000.
Recognizing the gravity of the situation, Sharma immediately contacted the Tilak Nagar police, providing them with crucial information. Acting swiftly, the police arrived at the scene, foiling the entire conspiracy and successfully rescuing the girl.
The victim, a resident of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, had been facing difficulties within her family. Taking advantage of her vulnerable state, the accused individual named Aman befriended her and proposed that they elope and get married. Influenced by his manipulations, the girl agreed, and on May 18, she ran away from home with Aman. The pair boarded a train from Banaras, accompanied by a woman and her infant, whom Aman claimed to be his sister-in-law and nephew, respectively. Upon the rickshaw driver’s vigilance, it was revealed that the woman was, in fact, Aman’s wife, and the baby was their son. The ground beneath their feet crumbled as their deceit unraveled.
Subsequently, the victim lodged a complaint with the Tilak Nagar police, resulting in the registration of a case against Aman and his wife under Sections 366 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, pertaining to abduction for the purpose of marriage. Both individuals have been taken into custody by the police for further investigation.
The successful rescue operation serves as a testament to the diligence and dedication of the Tilak Nagar police in protecting vulnerable individuals from the clutches of human trafficking. The victim, now safe from harm, will receive the necessary support and assistance to ensure her well-being. The incident underscores the need for continued vigilance and collaborative efforts to combat human trafficking and protect the rights of the vulnerable in society.