Namchi,Sep19: By joint effort of Delhi Police and Indian Reserve Battalion, Delhi, one girl of South Sikkim was saved and rescued from Delhi before any wrong being done to her.
South Sikkim Superintendent of Police, GK Verma while briefing the media Wednesday here at Namchi informed that the girl Sunita Rai (13) daughter of Ragunath Rai, resident of Daragaon, Jorethang, was rescued from Kamala Market area near GB road, Delhi, which is one of the Red Light areas of Delhi.
According to SP, the girl is school drop out. She was staying with her family at Jorethang. Her parents are laborers by occupation and theirs is a poor family. On 9th September 2009 the girl went to Delhi with one lady Chandra Maya Gurung. She told the parents that the future of Sunita will be bright and secure if they allow her to take the child to Delhi and also assured to take care of the girl there.
Based on the assurances the parents allowed her to take Sunita to Delhi and they left for Delhi on the night of 9th September. They reached Delhi on 10th September and stayed at Munirka area, Delhi.
Contrary to the assurances the girl was engaged there as a domestic helper and given heavy work. When the parents contacted Gurung she assured that the child was with her and was in a good state. SP clarified that the child was harassed with heavy domestic work but not sexually.
On 14th September Gurung assured the girl that she will bring her dad and left for Sikkim. In the meantime parents of the girl somehow managed to contact their child at Delhi when Sunita told the whole story. The same day afternoon when nobody was at home Sunita escaped from there and started her journey back but lost her way to Delhi station. Delhi Police noticed the girl roaming with the bags in her shoulder near the red light area of Delhi. Eventually the girl was rescued and Sikkim House was informed.
The Commanding Officer of IRBn, AK Chand took the responsibility of the child on behalf of Sikkim Government. The girl will be leaving for Sikkim Thursday and reach here Friday, SP informed.
The police has registered a case against Gurung under section 23 of Juvenile Justice Child Protection and Care Act 2000.