Bahawalpur: Human trafficking: Police arrest 3 for selling woman
BAHAWALPUR: Three people were arrested in Rajanpur on Sunday for abducting a woman and selling her off. City DSP ArifMirza told media in Bahawalpur that a 19-year-old resident of Shahdara was abducted by her neighbour, Samina Bibi. She was later sold to Akbar Lashari, a resident of Tehsil Jampur, for Rs90,000. Lashari then sold her to Fazal Hussain, Jind Wadda and Hamid Khan for Rs150,000. Civil Lines SHO Muhammad Afzal Lodhi and SI Muhammad Shabbir investigated the case and recovered the women from Fazilpur.
SI Shabbir led an Elite Force team to raid raided the Kacha area in Rajanpur from where the woman was recovered and three of the suspects were arrested.
Mirza said, “The gang trades in abducted women and forces them into prostitution.” He said police were looking for other members of the gang. The abducted woman said Samina [Bibi] used to visit her family.
“She took me with her on September 28 and sold me to Lashari. I saw her receiving Rs90,000 before he made me smell chloroform…I woke up at an unfamiliar place,” she said.
She said several people had then raped and tortured her for three days before selling her for Rs150,000. She was raped again.
The woman’s father told The Express Tribune that he would have never suspected his neighbour could abduct his daughter. “We trusted Samina [Bibi],” he said. DSP Mizra said police were looking for Samina Bibi.