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Date: Tuesday, January 30

Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha

The Odisha police have arrested a Border Security Force constable from West Bengal on the charge of trafficking a woman from Malkangiri on the promise of marriage and abandoning her at Sonepat in Haryana, the police said on Monday.

An Odisha Police team with the help of its West Bengal counterpart arrested the constable from Rosan Bagh, Murshidabad on January 25.

He was produced before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate of Lalbagh, Murshidabad the next day and with its permission was taken on four days’ transit remand to Malkangiri on Sunday, the police said.

The Odisha police have registered a case of trafficking against the BSF constable, who hails from Rohat village in Sonepat district of Haryana, they said.

Severed connections

The constable had come in contact with the woman, who is from Chitrakonda area, when he was posted in Malkangiri district in 2012. In September next year he took the woman with him to Sonepat and kept her in a rented house there, police said.

The BSF constable allegedly had physical relation with the woman, who delivered a girl child in 2014. After the birth of the baby, the constable allegedly severed all connections with the woman, who stayed on in Sonepat for six months waiting for him.

As he did not return or keep contact, the woman returned to her paternal home at Chitrakonda and had complained to the Chitrakonda police station on February 27, 2017.

Read ‘The Hindu’ (source) article here.

 

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