Woman sold for Rs 1 lakh, raped by buyer in city

A 20-year-old married woman from Karnataka was sold here for Rs 1 lakh a week ago by a human trafficking gang and raped by her buyer who kept her at his house, said police on Monday.

The incident was reported to Ghazipur police station in east Delhi on 9 January when the victim managed to flee from the clutches of the accused, identified as Zakir, who bought her from a man with whom she had come to Delhi from Karnataka on 6 January after being promised to provide a job here.

A police officer said that Zakir raped the woman many times. ‘Zakir had also beaten her up. He along with his woman associate, Geeta, was contacting some clients in Mumbai and Pune to sell the victim. Meanwhile, the victim managed to give them a slip and reported the matter to police,’ said the officer.

The case was registered and both the accused were arrested on 11 January from Ghazipur area.

‘The victim is married and belongs to Bangalore. Following an altercation with her husband, she left her home on 1  January and came in contact with a human trafficking gang. The gang then lured her for a good job in Delhi and sold her. Her missing complaint is already registered by her husband in Karnataka’.
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