Nuwakot: Police have arrested a woman named Hering Dolma Tamang, also known as Sonam, on charges of forcing Nepali women into the flesh trade in India. Tamang, who hails from Shivapuri Rural Municipality-1 in Nuwakot district, was apprehended from Bidur, the district headquarters, by a team from the Nuwakot district police office acting on a tip-off from a victim.
She has been accused of buying Nepali women from agents and coercing them into becoming sex workers in India, where she is alleged to be running a brothel. Deputy Superintendent of Police Khagendra Bahadur Khadka said that the police made the arrest while Tamang was en route from Kathmandu to Rasuwa, Nepal.
The district court remanded her in custody for seven days, and investigations have been launched, he added. “Police received complaints from two victims, and Tamang’s case is connected to that of Kumar Tamang, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for luring Nepali girls and selling them in India.”