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Two teenage girls rescued, trafficker held in Benapole


Bangladesh Rifles rescued two teenage girls while being trafficked to India and arrested an alleged woman trafficker from Benapole transport stand Saturday.

Acting on secret information that some human traffickers were taking the girls to India a BDR team raided the area, rescued the victims and arrested woman trafficker Khadiza Khatun while her accomplices managed to flee the scene. 

Local people said Khadiza, wife of Amir Ali of Bhabanagar village under Gurudaha thana of Satkhira district, was the member of a trafficking gang. The gang was engaged in trafficking young women to India in the name of giving good job there.

The rescued victims were identified as Hayatunnesa (18), daughter of Haider Ali of the Bhabanagar village and Sabina Khatun (19), daughter of Arshad Ali of Chanduria village in Sharsha Upazila of Jessore.

The rescued girls said the traffickers took a handsome amount of money from them promising quality job in India. 

the financial express bangladesh 
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