Agartala (Tirpura): Near about eight tribal girls of Mizoram were rescued from getting trapped in a snare of human trafficking today by the police.
The girls aged about 15-25 years of age were among the inmates of refugee camps in Kanchanpur (in North Tripura), they were rescued from a car while being trafficked to Gujarat in the wee hours of Sunday, reported by police official.
Two tribal men aged between 35 and 40 were also arrested in the case, the police said.
“During interrogation the girls gave different versions about their journey. Seven of them are the inmates of refugee camps in Kanchanpur (in north Tripura) where tribals from Mizoram live. Another teen aged girl is a class nine student from Mizoram,” he said.
“Their parents said they face acute poverty here. They were sending their daughters to Gujarat in search of jobs in beauty parlors. However, the parents could not give corroborative facts and other details. We are investigating the matter,” the police official further added.