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7-year-old girl sold off by father in AP

By The Assam Tribune
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ITANAGAR, Oct 4 - A 7-year-old girl, allegedly sold off by his father in remote Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh a month ago, was rescued during a raid which also netted three accused of a girl trafficking racket.

A police officer said today that Lokam Yakti, the child from Tarla village, was allegedly sold by her father Lokam Tagi on September 3 last to one Gangte Tado of Leel village of the district for a sum of Rs 30,000.

Tado along with his brother Gangte Taniang later sold the minor to one Gangte Togbe, a differently abled person for an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh, the officer said.

Police came to know about the developments after they were on the missing child�s trail following an FIR by her uncle Lokam Nai on October 2 at Itanagar Women Police Station that the family had information about the child confined at the residence of one Hillang Takio at Koloriang.

A team, led by Itanagar PS Sub-Inspector N Angu on the same day arrested all three involved � including the father Lokam � with the help of OC from Naharlagun, the officer said. The girl is now in safe custody of her uncle, she said. � PTI

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7-year-old girl sold off by father in AP

ITANAGAR, Oct 4 - A 7-year-old girl, allegedly sold off by his father in remote Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh a month ago, was rescued during a raid which also netted three accused of a girl trafficking racket.

A police officer said today that Lokam Yakti, the child from Tarla village, was allegedly sold by her father Lokam Tagi on September 3 last to one Gangte Tado of Leel village of the district for a sum of Rs 30,000.

Tado along with his brother Gangte Taniang later sold the minor to one Gangte Togbe, a differently abled person for an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh, the officer said.

Police came to know about the developments after they were on the missing child�s trail following an FIR by her uncle Lokam Nai on October 2 at Itanagar Women Police Station that the family had information about the child confined at the residence of one Hillang Takio at Koloriang.

A team, led by Itanagar PS Sub-Inspector N Angu on the same day arrested all three involved � including the father Lokam � with the help of OC from Naharlagun, the officer said. The girl is now in safe custody of her uncle, she said. � PTI

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