Friday, July 22, 2011

immoral trafficking, police harassment in west bengal

West Begngal

Particulars of the victim:

Nafija Khatun(name changed), aged about-16 years, residing at village-Kakra, Post Office-Kachua, Police Station-Basirhat, District-North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India.

Particulars of the perpetrators:

The Officer-in-charge of Basirhat Police station, District-North 24 Parganas

Case Details:

It is revealed during our fact finding that the victim girl was student of class-IX. She is minor by age, only aged about 15 years. On 16.3.2010 one Amena Khatun, aged about 24 years who used to read in the same school where the victim girl was student took the victim girl to her sister’s house. But the victim girl did not return to house. The victim’s family started searching for the victim and they also went to the house of Amena Khatun and asked for the whereabouts of the victim girl and Amena Khatun. Then the brother of Amena Khatun accompanied the family of the victim girl to police station and one information was lodged at police station vide GDE no. 1088/2010 dated 17.3.2010. On the next day (18.3.2010) the victim’s family received information that on 16.3.2010 at about 12.40 pm the said Amena Khatun and the victim girl boarded into a train at Kakra Mirjanagar Railway Station. The train was destined to go to Sealdah Railway Station. On 28.10.2010 the victim’s family received information that the said Amena Khatun returned to her house in Karulia village. The victim’s family went to her house and asked her about the whereabouts of the victim girl. On reply she stated that they got off from train at Sealdah Railway Station and immediately 4/5 men forcibly took away the victim girl upon tying a handkerchief on her mouth. She could not say anything more. On further questioning by the family of the victim girl she stated that she was in Mumbai before she returned to her house. Subsequently the victim’s family came to know from local people that the said Amena Khatun is lady of questionable character and this raised strong suspicion to the family members of the victim girl that the said Amena Khatun immorally trafficked the victim girl.

The victim’s family went to Basirhat Police Station with a written complaint against the said Amena Khatun, but the police refused to take the written complaint and also denied of registering any First Information Report against the accused woman. The victim’s family then lodged written complaint before the Superintendent of Police, North 24 Parganas on 6.6.2011 alleging against the inaction of police of Basirhat Police Station not taking any action against the accused person involved in the abduction and alleged trafficking of the victim girl.

Report By:
Kirity Roy

Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM)

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