In a joint initiative undertaken by the authorities in Bangladesh and India, a 16-year-old woman, who had been trafficked to the previous, was repatriated on Tuesday.
A workforce of the Bangladesh authorities handed over the woman to Indian authorities on the Gede border within the presence of presidency and safety officers of each the nations, studies Indian media.
The authorized fraternity within the neighbouring nation claimed this was the primary time a lady trafficked to Bangladesh was repatriated after intervention by the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom.
A resident of Nadia’s Krishnagar space, the 16-year-old woman was kidnapped reportedly by a Bangladeshi on 23 June final yr and brought throughout the border.
Bangladesh Police was in a position to rescue her and later saved her on the Sheikh Rasel Coaching and Rehabilitation Centrein Rangpur.
Following which the district officers of Rangpur bought the minor woman in contact along with her mom in Krishnagar, India.
Nevertheless, throughout a cellphone dialog along with her mom in November final yr, the woman claimed that she was being sexually tortured on the residence.
This prompted her mom to maneuver to the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom in December 2021.
Justice Rajasekhar Mantha of the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom directed the central authorities to take steps to get the woman residence.
The woman was first taken to a secure residence in Krishnagar, from the place she can be produced earlier than a court docket at present (23 February) to document her assertion earlier than being handed over to her dad and mom.
Advocate Susmita Saha Dutta, who fought the case at no cost, and the woman’s mom praised Justice Mantha, who concerned central businesses to get the woman again.
The mom thanked Ranjan Banerjee, a professor of Bethuadahari School, who helped her to battle her authorized battle.
Krishnagar police mentioned that on final yr’s 24 June, it started a probe on the premise of a grievance by the woman’s mom.
Police got here to know one Milan Sheikh, a Bangladeshi nationwide who labored at a metal furnishings manufacturing unit in Krishnagar, allegedly lured the woman to Bangladesh.
As soon as turning into certain in regards to the woman’s location, the India’s CID took up the case and bought in contact with Bangladesh authorities.
The CID came upon that the Detective Department (DB) of Bangladesh Police rescued the woman and saved her at a Rangpur rehabilitation centre.
However following the woman’s allegations of sexual abuse there, and her mom’s intervention, Calcutta Excessive Courtroom stepped in.
On Tuesday, Justice Mantha additionally congratulated everybody concerned within the initiative for making an “uphill” activity doable, added Indian media.