Man held for trying to sell minor girl in Delhi

June 4th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) A minor girl from Bihar who came to Delhi a month ago in search of job was rescued when she was about to be sold for trafficking, a Delhi Police official said Monday.

Rishi Pal, 32, hailing from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested Sunday from the capital’s G.B. Road before he could sell the girl, allegedly for Rs.50,000.

Pal met the girl a week ago at Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad railway station, said the police official.

The girl overheard the man talking to another person on phone that he had brought a girl and would sell her for Rs.50,000.

“The girl started crying. This drew the attention of some police personnel patrolling in the area. That led to the arrest of Pal,” said Devesh Chandra Srivastva, additional commissioner of police.

Srivastva said Pal had worked as a pimp at G.B. Road in 2005.

“After that, he left that work and started selling…poor girls to the brothels in G.B. Road. He used to roam around on the railway and bus stations and search for girls who came all alone. He would then lure them with the promise of getting them jobs. Till now, he has sold four such girls,” added Srivastva.

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