SHILLONG, Nov 8 - A minor girl trafficked from Myanmar was rescued West Jaintia Hills district and the accused, also hailing from that country, was arrested, the police said today.
The 13-year-old girl was rescued by the police from an eatery on Friday and she had since been lodged in a shelter home in the district.
�We have arrested a person, Solomon Ram Penga of Myanmar and a minor girl he trafficked was rescued,� a senior district police officer said.
He said Solomon brought the girl to India through Nagaland in a passenger vehicle on the pretext of getting her proper education. Their co-passengers, including some paramilitary personnel, accosted Solomon at the eatery after the girl, who was in a disturbed state, told them her story.
Solomon admitted to the police that he had gone to the girl�s house in Myanmar�s Yangon on October 31, where he met her parents who agreed to a deal that she would be working as a maid and also attend vocational classes.
Both left Yangon on November 2 and the following day, according to the girl�s statement, Solomon tried to rape her in a hotel.
A local court remanded him to three days� police custody. � PTI