Human trafficking: 12 trafficked Nepali women rescued from India

Participants of the press meet organized by Nepal Police.

Narayan Adhikari

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Kathmandu: Human traffickers have been using the different cities of India as a route for trafficking Nepali women abroad.

At least 12 Nepali women were rescued by authorities, according to Nepal Police. The Anti Human Trafficking Bureau of Nepal Police had started the investigation after receiving a tip off about the trafficking. It has been found that the women workers were promised the job in Ethiopia using the Dubai route, according to Nepal Police. 

Human traffickers have been using the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal as a new route for trafficking Nepali women abroad.

It has been found thatwomen were kept in Jaipur of India by promising them of sending to Ethiopia via Dubai on a visit visa. They were lured by traffickers with promises of well-paid jobs in Ethiopia, Deputy Superintendent of Police Jeevan Kumar Shrestha said. “Women were heading towards different foreign countries after being duped in the name of foreign employment. They were flying off from Jaipur International Airport in Rajasthan, India.”

Most of the rescued women are married and aged between 31-40 years, according to the police. “Some of them were overseas returnees.”

The team found that traffickers  have been using Jogbani, Kakadbhitta, Jamunaha, and Sanauli border points. It has been found that the traffickers particularly target poor and uneducated women for the purpose of trafficking, police said.