BONGAIGAON, Nov 27 - Police rescued a girl student of Bongaigaon in Chandigarh, the capital city of Punjab and Haryana, and brought her here on Friday night besides nabbing a former army jawan who was involved in the girl’s trafficking.
The accused Banikanta Ray (50), a former army jawan and the resident of Sarbhog in Barpeta district, had befriended the girl, who studied in HS First year in a college in Bongaigaon town, through Facebook.
The accused had opened a fake account in Facebook in the name of Parag Barman pasting the photograph of an unknown youth and had continued communication with the girl through the mobile phone which he had sent to her by courier service after the friendship.
The girl went missing after arriving at her college on October 21. The poor family of the girl had informed the police about her going missing.
Accordingly, the police had continued its efforts to trace the girl and at last they located her in Chandigarh. They left for the capital city a week ago and after continuous search along with their Chandigarh counterparts, the girl was rescued.
Banikanta, who is married, took her to Chandigarh and allegedly pushed her into flesh trade from where the police rescued her along with a woman, whom Banikanta had married and used her in trafficking business.
Natives from the girl’s village have demanded stringent punishment to the accused and urged the police to be more watchful on such crimes.