Minor girl from Bellary rescued from immoral trafficking

In a joint operation, Bellary police and the activists of Odanadi Seva Samsthe, an NGO, rescued a minor girl from immoral trafficking at a house off KRS road in the city on Friday night. Two youths have been arrested in this regard on kidnap and rape charges.

The girl aged about 15 years was allegedly kidnapped by Gangadhar, 25 years, from the border of Bellary and Chitradurga district on August 21. Gangadhar is a native of Molakalmur in Chitradurga district. He is a balloon vendor in Bangalore.

Gangadhar had brought the girl to Mysore and had taken shelter at his friend Kumar’s house in a slum behind PKTB Sanatorium off Mysore-KRS road. The duo had outraged her modesty.

Complaint

The girl’s mother who had lodged a complaint with Brucepet police at Bellary came to Mysore along with the investigators in search of her daughter. The girl’s mother identified as Jalajakshi is a daily wage worker and had lost her husband a few years ago.

The girl would be left back at home by herself. On one such occassion, Gangadhar had befriended the girl and had kidnapped her in a similar manner and had taken her to North Karnataka on two occasions. After much efforts, Jalajakshi had brought her daughter back home.

Prior to that, she had to run from pillar to post to get police, help as Gangadhar had succeeded in restraining Jalajakshi from seeking police help on both the occasions. However, a woman pourakarmika leader came to her help in setting things right.

The girl who was produced before Child Welfare Committee (CWC) at Government Girl’s Home on Lalitha Mahal road in the city on Saturday, preferred to remain silent when the counsellors questioned her for being troublesome to her mother.

Valuables recovered

Valuables of the girl pledged by Kumar on the insistence of Gangadhar for Rs 15,000 has also been recovered. Both were taken to Bellary, while the girl was handed over to her mother’s custody.

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