AGRA: A 17 year-old- girl, who escaped from human traffickers in Delhi, walked blindly to UP for three days, walking and taking lifts for 200 km to Hathras — about 794km short of her home in MP’s Mandla district — before she was spotted by passersby and cops. According to the girl, who was dazed and fatigued when police rescued late Saturday night, she was confined with at least 12 other girls her age in a tiny room in Delhi.
Superintendent of police (SP) of Hathras, Vineet Jaiswal, said, “The girl is unable to tell us the exact location in Delhi where she was confined. She says there were 12 other girls and they all escaped. This is serious. The girl was distraught and hungry. She was on the road for the last three days.” He added, “The matter is being investigated.” The girl was handed over to the child helpline, the SP said.
“My family is very poor and in need of money. Some villagers advised them to send me along with a few other girls to Delhi in lieu of some money,” the girl said.